It was about time, I really could not hold it any longer… Back in 2005 (I had to double check this since it really seems long time ago) we released the world’s first Windows Forms Ribbon Control as part of DotNetBar Suite. We were way ahead of time back then and even today our Ribbon control is really the best if you want to add Office 2007 style User Interface to your application. The depth and functionality is simply unmatched.

Today we are releasing to our private group of testers the world’s first Windows Presentation Foundation Office 2007 style Ribbon Control that we somewhat obviously 🙂 decided to call Wpf-Ribbon â„¢ It is result of many months of research and study of WPF internals and architecture and our experience developing and supporting our world’s first windows forms ribbon control. Wpf-Ribbon is really an fantastic control!

Wpf-Ribbon Sample Screenshot

What it is?
This is our new product and it is an fully featured Office 2007 Style Ribbon Control written from ground up for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). Let me repeat that, there is zero GDI+ code there 🙂 and 100% WPF. All styling richness and content flexibility provided by WPF is yours. If you want to create professional business applications using WPF then this is control for you. Be sure to sign up to be notified once we have public release available (more on that below).

Wpf-Ribbon â„¢ will also support complete Office 2007 UI Design Guidelines.

When it will be available?
If you have license for any of our products you can get access to the beta release now. See our Customer Only Wpf-Ribbon forum for details. Public release is planned shortly. Take a look at somewhat small but expanding Wpf-Ribbonâ„¢ web site where you can subscribe to be notified when public release is made available for download. I will also announce it here as well.

Why did we not release it to you right away you might ask? Well, this is a beta software and we want to first fix any show stopping bugs before unleashing this fantastic product.

Note that Wpf-Ribbonâ„¢ is completely new product and is not part of DotNetBar Suite. It will receive though the same royal treatment 🙂

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at db @ devcomponents.com and I will do my best to help.

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