WinForms Ribbon Control - Office Universal UI (Coming soon in v15.1)

22 May 2015

A couple of release cycles ago, we introduced a new Ribbon Style to replicate the UX that shipped as part of Office for iOS. In v15.1, we'll introduce our "Office Universal" Ribbon style...

WinForms Ribbon - Office Universal Style

If you're not familiar with this UX, take a moment to search online as there are a number of published articles describing the rationale behind the change - including this on ZDNet.

As you can see in the image above, this new style is much simpler than the Ribbon introduced a number of years ago - all ribbon items are arranged across a single row. No page groups are available and the Application Menu Button used to invoke the Backstage View is now displayed as a standard page.

Like all of the features we're introducing to our subscriptions, we'd love to get your feedback. Is this new Ribbon style something you will introduce in your next WinForms project? Let us know! 

9 comment(s)

Probably not.

22 May, 2015
Chris Royle (LOB)

It would be nice to see in XAF at some point.

23 May, 2015

"Office Universal" Ribbon style is really the old style toolbars. LOL. If anyone still remember those.

23 May, 2015
vasanthkumar rajasekhar

we will be using this .

looks cool .

we tried with tableoffice it had menu in the center and tableofficeex didnt had the border covering full length

this definitely looks nice and will solve our requirement for running the ribbon in min mode.

23 May, 2015
Tomas Juricek 3443

Return to old toolbars! LOL.

27 May, 2015
Jonathan Robison

Will this be available for windows 8.1/windows universal controls?

27 May, 2015
Lluis Franco

I was waiting for it! :D

Really nice but, will it include colored categories?

29 May, 2015
Nikita (DevExpress Support)

Hello Lluis,

In this style, categories are not shown, however in some skins, category colors are applied to the underlying pages.

4 June, 2015
Alex Chuev (DevExpress)


Sure! Please check out our recent webinar about controls for Universal Apps, where we demonstrated the Ribbon control in action:

4 June, 2015

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