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WinForms Ribbon Control

A Complete WinForms Ribbon Control

Make your desktop apps complete with ComponentOne Ribbon, a fluent ribbon-style toolbar based on UI concepts from Microsoft Office 365.

  • 20+ embedded controls including buttons, progress bars, galleries, and more
  • Built-in library of images with support for font and vector-based icons
  • Includes simplified view, backstage view and status bar
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Why Choose Ribbon for WinForms?

Excel-Like Design

Mimic Microsoft Office

Deliver the same look and feel as Microsoft Office in your WinForms applications down to the quick-access toolbar and keyboard shortcuts.

Quickly Style Apps

Code-Free Ribbon Design

Build an entire ribbon UI without writing any code thanks to rich design-time support including smart tags and project templates.

Stock Images

700+ Stock Images

With 700+ built-in, royalty-free vector icons included, any developer can build a beautiful ribbon in no time. Plus, access 2,000+ more icons with Studio Enterprise.

WinForms Ribbon Key Features

WinForms Ribbon Simplified View

Collapse the Ribbon for a Simplified View

Our WinForms Ribbon control supports a collapsed, simplified view designed to help users focus on their work and collaborate naturally with others. Commands that do not fit in the simplified view become accessible from a drop-down menu. Users may choose to expand the ribbon to the classic three-line view.

WinForms Ribbon Backstage View

Complete with Backstage View

Create a complete Ribbon Application with the backstage view (also known as the application menu). The Backstage View includes a tabbed list of main commands that operate on the application as a whole (such as the ‘File’ menu in Microsoft Word).

WinForms Ribbon Themes

40+ Themes Including Microsoft Office

Our WinForms Ribbon control offers over 40 built-in themes to choose from including the latest Microsoft Office themes and many more. If you want a more unique style you can create a custom style using the C1ThemeController.

WinForms Ribbon Designer

Visual Studio Design-time Support

Build an entire Microsoft Office-style ribbon UI without writing much code. Design-time support includes smart tags, context-sensitive floating toolbars activated with a single mouse click, collection editors, and more. Add over 20 different types of ribbon components including textboxes, buttons, color pickers, date pickers, split buttons, progress bars, galleries, and more.

WinForms Ribbon

Ribbon Form Templates

Easily create WinForms ribbon applications and add ribbon forms to your project with installed Visual Studio templates. The ribbon template uses the C1RibbonForm that allows the ribbon to be completely flush with the application edge and includes a status bar along the bottom.

Winforms Docking

Classic Ribbon Visual Styles Included

If you’re looking for a more classic look-and-feel, our classic WinForms Ribbon control is also included. You might want the classic look not necessarily for the 2007 or 2010 Visual Style, but the classic ribbon offered a simpler file menu that some users prefer.

Additional Features

Quick-Access Toolbar

The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) provides quick access for commonly used commands to increase productivity, and it can be located in the upper-left or below the ribbon.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Enable key tips for quick keyboard access to ribbon items. Key tips appear when the user presses a modifier key such as ALT, CTRL or SHIFT.

High DPI Vector Icons

The ribbon includes royalty-free icon sets for buttons. The icons are supported in many sizes, display-modes and screen resolutions for low, medium and high DPI environments.

WinForms Ribbon Demos

Desktop Demo Explorer

All of our WinForms demos are included in a single downloadable desktop explorer. See our Ribbon WinForms component in action using the Control Explorer, Rich Text Editor, or Software Development Plan demos.