Showing ApplicationMenu programmatically

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Posted 11 years ago by Mike Berriman
Version: 9.2.0511
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Hi,

I'm trying to find a way to programmatically display the ApplicationMenu. So basically, without user selection or keypresses, the menu appears in front of them. Basically, I'm trying to provide a "search" function which highlights a button on the ribbon (or in the application menu) - basically showing the user where on the ribbon a particular button is located.

Thanks.

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Posted 11 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Mike,

There's nothing really built-in to do that (i.e. no property or method on Ribbon). But you can search the visual tree to find an instance of ApplicationButton, then set it's IsPopupOpen property. Something like the following:
RibbonWindow ribbonWindow = VisualTreeHelperExtended.GetCurrentOrAncestor(sender as DependencyObject, typeof(RibbonWindow)) as RibbonWindow;
if (null != ribbonWindow) {
    ApplicationButton button = VisualTreeHelperExtended.GetFirstDescendant(ribbonWindow, typeof(ApplicationButton)) as ApplicationButton;
    if (null != button)
        button.IsPopupOpen = true;
}
Hope this helps.


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The latest build of this product (v2020.1.0) was released 17 days ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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