"Full" Backstage without a RibbonWindow

Ribbon for WPF Forum

Posted 8 years ago by keepITcool - Amsterdam
Version: 16.1.0630


I'm using WPF inside a Office CustomTaskPane, which prevents me from using a RibbonWindow.

I'd like to get the backstage to display AS IF it were running in a ribbonwindow with the large Back Button and overlay of the ribbon tabs.

Question is: how do I do that?


Thanks!, Jurgen

Comments (1)

Posted 8 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA

Hi Jurgen,

The back button is actually part of the RibbonWindow template and isn't in the Backstage control.  The Backstage control is just an enhanced TabControl, so you can put it in a Grid to overlay the content area when visible.  The trick is getting the close button to show.  You could try putting a large top Margin on the first tab to move it down.  Then align your own custom close button top/left in the same Grid so that it overlays that tab area whitespace.

Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v24.1.2) was released 2 months ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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