How come no status bar support in the ribbon designer?

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Posted 8 years ago by SledgeHammer01
Version: 11.1.0542
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Is there a technical reason or oversight on why the ribbon designer doesn't support the ribbon status bar? Are there any plans for this?

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Posted 8 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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The status bar is really a completely separate control and we are just styling the native WPF one. So it should have whatever designer support Microsoft has built for StatusBar.


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Posted 8 years ago by SledgeHammer01
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Oh, I meant, it doesn't even show up in the designer view.

If I have a RibbonWindow and use the:

<ribbon:RibbonWindow.StatusBar>
<StatusBar FocusManager.IsFocusScope="True">
<StatusBar.ItemsPanel>

property, in the VS designer, I don't see the status bar. At runtime, it works fine. I just don't see it at design time so I can't use the status bar designer. Thats what I was refering to.
Posted 8 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Ahh, yes if you use the StatusBar property there it is part of RibbonWindow's template and VS hides Window templates.

In the newer Office 2010 look though, you probably don't want to use that property and would want it in your main content area. That way Backstage will overlay it. Then the designer will also work again.


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The latest build of this product (v2018.1 build 0675) was released 1 month ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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