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62516 Jun 17,2007 06:16 AM May 29,2008 03:48 AM General Discussion 26
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Edwin Brandse
Asked On June 17, 2007 06:16 AM

Today i am using office2003 look and feel combined with MDI parent and children.

But how to implement office2007 ribbon and MDI ?

Can someone provide me an office2007 MDI sample.

- ribbon " merging" (toolstips, mainmenu, etc)
- changing blue, back, silver. Parent and all active children



regards

edwin

JayaLakshmi [Syncfusion]
Replied On June 21, 2007 09:52 AM

Hi Edwin,

Thank you for using Syncfusion products.

Could you please refer the local documentation on creating RibbonForm. For this, simply start DashBoard and select 'View locally installed documentation'.

You can also use the following link for online documentation.

http://www2.syncfusion.com/ug/Default.aspx##Essential%20Studio.chm/Office2007Windows/Word2007Demo.html

Please refer the attached sample in which RibbonControlAdv, ToolstripEx and ContextMenuStripEx are used.

http://websamples.syncfusion.com/samples/Tools.Windows/F62516/main.htm

To apply Office 2007 style with different color themes, follow the code snippet below.

this.ribbonControlAdv1.OfficeColorScheme = ToolStripEx.ColorScheme.Blue;

Kindly let me know if you have any other queries.

Thanks,
Jaya

Edwin Brandse
Replied On June 22, 2007 02:34 PM

i use the tabbedMDImanager (see jpg in attachment).

Merging the ribbon should work like merging normal menu's. (See example from an other office2007 component vendor)




RibbonMDISample.zip

JayaLakshmi [Syncfusion]
Replied On June 25, 2007 05:55 AM

Hi Edwin,

Thanks for the update.

Could you please refer the modified sample and let me know if this suits your requirement.

http://websamples.syncfusion.com/samples/Tools.Windows/F62516/main.htm

Thanks for your patience.

Regards,
Jaya

JayaLakshmi [Syncfusion]
Replied On June 25, 2007 05:57 AM

Hi Edwin,

Thanks for the update.

Could you please refer the modified sample and let me know if this suits your requirement.

http://websamples.syncfusion.com/samples/Tools.Windows/F62516/main.htm

Thanks for your patience.

Regards,
Jaya

Edwin Brandse
Replied On June 25, 2007 02:49 PM

this is not what i mean.

with the office2003 layout you can use parent mainmenu merging with children. see code below.

Private Sub frmCrmRelation_Activated(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Activated
System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripManager.Merge(Me.CustomerBindingNavigator, PriceBook.MDIParent1.ToolStrip)
End Sub
Private Sub frmCrmRelation_Deactivate(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Deactivate
System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripManager.RevertMerge(PriceBook.MDIParent1.ToolStrip, Me.CustomerBindingNavigator)
End Sub


with office2007 the mainmenu is replaced with the ribbon. So i need some kind of ribbon merging. Not 1 or 2 toolstripEx's. Ribbon menu, ribbon panels etc etc

thanks for your support.

Edwin

JayaLakshmi [Syncfusion]
Replied On June 26, 2007 02:48 AM


Hi Edwin,

The current implementation of RibbonControlAdv not supports MDI merging functionality.

We have logged "Add support for Ribbon MDI Merging" as a feature request and notified our development team. We will implement this feature in our forthcoming new version releases or service pack releases. We usually have a timeframe of at least three months between releases. The feature implementation would also greatly depend on the factors like product design, code compatibility and complexity. We will get back to you once the feature is implemented.

Thanks for your patience.

Regards,
Jaya

kipriotis theodoros
Replied On July 2, 2007 07:06 AM



>i use the tabbedMDImanager (see jpg in attachment).

Merging the ribbon should work like merging normal menu's. (See example from an other office2007 component vendor)




RibbonMDISample.zip

edwin hello, i saw ur ribbonMdiSample,can u plzzzzz share that source code with me? i will be thankful.

your,
Kipriotis Theodoros

kipriotis theodoros
Replied On July 2, 2007 07:45 AM

sorry for double post, but i would like to know how can i make my form look like the picture below. how do i get ribbon control "merge" with my form and have the ball on the title bar?

can anyone help me with that?

[URL=http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2001900956898223184][IMG]http://aycu37.webshots.com/image/20076/2001900956898223184_rs.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

thank you
Kipriotis Theodoros

JayaLakshmi [Syncfusion]
Replied On July 2, 2007 01:25 PM

Hi Kipriotis,

Thank you for using Syncfusion products.

1) Could you please look into my first update on creating RibbonForm ?

2) It is not possible to set MenuButtonImage on title bar of the RibbonForm.

Kindly let me know if I misunderstood your requirement.

Thanks,
Jaya

kipriotis theodoros
Replied On July 2, 2007 02:02 PM

Hey Jaya,
what i want to do, is make an mdi looking like edwin's on his sample above. if u see the picture i have placed on the link above, i explain with arrows what i want to do.

thanks

JayaLakshmi [Syncfusion]
Replied On July 3, 2007 05:07 AM


Hi Kipriotis,

Thanks for the update.

It is not possible to implement the sample you specified since the current implementation of RibbonControlAdv not supports MDI merging functionality.

We have already logged it as a feature request and notified our development team. We will get back to you once the feature is implemented.

Kindly let us know if you have any other queries.

Thanks for your patience.

Regards,
Jaya

kipriotis theodoros
Replied On July 3, 2007 06:30 AM

So this means that edwin, used another control suite and not syncfusion right?

Edwin Brandse
Replied On July 4, 2007 03:59 PM

no, i use syncfusion.

but browsing the internet on the keywords office2007 mdi visual...etc i saw the demo

i wait for a solution from you guys

it's also my benefit to have one good component provider for the user interface

thanks

edwin

Edwin Brandse
Replied On July 4, 2007 04:04 PM

reading your words again.....

change the form control to the ribbonform control in your code

like

Partial Class frmMdiParent1
Inherits Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.RibbonForm

kipriotis theodoros
Replied On July 5, 2007 03:58 AM

hey edwin, if i inherit that, my form becomes like that....

http://img63.imageshack.us/my.php?image=notnicebr2.jpg

which is not the same as the picture on the previous posts

Edwin Brandse
Replied On July 5, 2007 05:05 AM

and now add ribbon tabs, toolstips etc...

i did the same

kipriotis theodoros
Replied On July 5, 2007 05:18 AM

if i do that, my form will NOT become like that

http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2001900956898223184

but it will remain as the picture on my previous post.

please check the pictures and you will understand what i am talking about. i used a componentone ribbon yesterday and in order to get that result, i had to make a new componentone form. i think that is similar to the inherit thing that syncfusion is using, but when i get the ribbon control on the form using the Syncfusion, my ribbon doesn't "merge" with the form in order to achieve that result.

maybe i am doing something wrong. if u can give me a sample of vb.net code i could test it.

thanks for your time...

Edwin Brandse
Replied On July 5, 2007 03:02 PM

is this what you mean ?

TabbedMDISample0.zip

kipriotis theodoros
Replied On July 6, 2007 04:59 AM

edwin, i tried to open this project but neither exe from debug folder was working as i get critical, neither the project from inside the code, looks like syncfusion libraries are missing and i can't make it to work

but i have syncfusion libraries installed... that's strange.

any ideas?

regards,

kipriotis theodoros
Replied On July 6, 2007 06:47 AM

does this web site have any support? not one of syncfusion members have tried to tell me if what i wish to do can be done on their tools or not. How do u expect people to buy if u don't help them...

you need moderators...

regards,

JayaLakshmi [Syncfusion]
Replied On July 6, 2007 01:30 PM


Hi Kipriotis,

I am regret for the delay in getting back to you.

Could you please tell me the Essential Studio version you are using now?

I have placed here a sample that is close to your requirement.

Please refer the sample below and let me know if this helps.

http://websamples.syncfusion.com/samples/Tools.Windows/F62516/main.htm

Kindly let me know if you have any other queries on using RibbonControlAdv.

You can also refer our online documentation regarding this.

http://www2.syncfusion.com/ug/Default.aspx##Essential%20Studio.chm/Office2007Windows/Word2007Demo.html

Thanks for your patience.

Regards,
Jaya

kipriotis theodoros
Replied On July 6, 2007 02:07 PM

ok here is another photo example of how i want my form to look like....

I want to make my mdi form look like that...
http://img171.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=44834_LIKE_THIS_122_202lo.jpg

and NOT like that..
http://img148.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=th_44835_Not_THIS_122_900lo.jpg

regards,

JayaLakshmi [Syncfusion]
Replied On July 9, 2007 03:38 AM


Hi Kipriotis,

Could you please refer the modified sample in which I have done the following changes.

1) Added quick items to QuickPanel through 'Edit quick items' RibbonControlAdv smart tag option in the designer.
2) Enabled QuickPanelVisible to true

http://websamples.syncfusion.com/samples/Tools.Windows/F62516_modified/main.htm

Kindly let me know if this helps.

Regards,
Jaya

kipriotis theodoros
Replied On July 9, 2007 04:55 AM

It looks like it is too hard to explain to you guys that i don't want my stupid form look that ugly on the title bar, but i want the blue TRANSPARENT theme that vista have on top!!!

i don't care about the quick links. i want that stupid ball to on the blue transparent title bar as in the 2-3 pictures i have posted in so many posts before.

just forget it. i am in a dead end. i used component one ribbon control that they give you an option to do what i want if you use their form. the problem is that your ribbon control is much better from theirs, but i want to be able to use my full vista skin capabilities! the blue transparent bar!

maybe i describe it wrong...

by the way you are 3 days off schedule on the beta release.

regards,

Edwin Brandse
Replied On July 9, 2007 01:32 PM

you have to comply to the Microsoft 2007 office Design Guides when you use their layout (royalty free licence). The 2007 layout is their IP!!!see attachment for a snapshot. So you can't do what you want with the office2007 layout !!
See microsoft website for full details. 2007OfficeUIDesignGuidelinesLicense.pdf




ScreenHunter_01 Jul. 09 19.27.zip

Mano J [Syncfusion]
Replied On May 29, 2008 03:48 AM

Hi,

Sorry for the inconvenience. We will implement Vista glass support for RibbonForm in Volume 3 release.

Thanks,
Mano


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