How to: Add a Dialog Box Launcher to a Ribbon Group
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You can add a dialog box launcher to any group on a Ribbon. A dialog box launcher is a small icon that appears in a group. Users click this icon to open related dialog boxes or task panes that provide more options that relate to the group.
To add a dialog box launcher to a Ribbon group
Select the Ribbon code file (.vb or .cs file) in Solution Explorer.
On the View menu, click Designer.
In the Ribbon Designer, right-click any group, and then click Add DialogBoxLauncher.
Add code to the DialogLauncherClick event of the group to open a custom or built-in dialog box.