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Video How to: Creating a Custom Tab by Using the Ribbon Designer

Visual Studio 2008

Creating a Custom Tab by Using the Ribbon DesignerVideo How To

Authors: Kathleen McGrath, Harry Miller, Norm Estabrook, Microsoft Corporation

Applies to: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition

Length: 00:05:23 | Size: 14.8 MB | Type: WMV file


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You can add new tabs to the Ribbon in Microsoft Office applications, and customize the built-in tabs. This gives you control over what features are presented on the Ribbon, and enables you to add your own custom features to the Office application UI.

This video shows you how to create a custom Ribbon tab by using the Ribbon Designer and add controls that show and hide the actions pane. The following tasks are included in the process:

  • How to create an actions pane.

  • How to create a custom tab on the Ribbon by using the Ribbon Designer.

  • How to hide and show actions panes by using buttons on the custom tab.

The Visual Studio Tools for Office Help includes the code and the steps that are demonstrated in this video. See Walkthrough: Creating a Custom Tab by Using the Ribbon Designer.

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