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Elements for Styling KetticRibbonBar Control in C#.NET

KetticRibbonBar controls contain rich themes for .NET WinForms developers to create slick user interfaces that resemble appearances of Windows Vista, Office 2007, Outlook, and more. The KetticRibbonBar also provides a theme color blending to tweaking the color scheme of a theme. The provided well-thought light element tree helps developers to easily and intuitively customize the style and appearance of the user interface of ribbon bar.

Elements of KetticRibbonBar Control for Style Customization

KetticRibbonBar has a little complex elements structure. To customize the style and appearance of the control in your Windows applications, we need to use the elements listed as below in the KetticRibbonBar structure tree.
  • KetticRibbonBarElement, this element stands for the KetticRibbonBar component and any changes of this element will be inherited by the elements down in the structure.
  • KetticQuickAccessToolbar, this element stands for the Quick Access Toolbar. Any changes of this element and its child nodes will change the style of the quick access toolbar element.
  • KetticRibbonBarCaption, this element includes buttons to minimize, maximize and close the window.
  • KetticItem, this element includes the KetticTabStripElement.
  • KetticApplicationMenuButtonElement, this element is used to customize the style of the application drop-down menu.
  • KetticMDIControlsItem, this element stands for the system buttons that will be shown when a MDI child is maximized in a Form.
  • RibbonBarCaptionFillPrimitive, this element is able to customize the style of the background fill of the title bar or caption of KetticRibbonBar control.
  • KetticImageButtonElement, this element stands for the Help button that can be shown near the MDI System Buttons.

Styling of KetticRibbonBar Control in C#.NET

To customize the style and appearance of the KetticRibbonBar component in Windows Forms application, we need to open the KetticRibbonBar control in the Kettic UI Style Creator. The styling elements hierarchy will be displayed in the Tree View and the designers can modify the relevant elements C# projects and save the changes in an xml theme to customize the style of KetticRibbonBar control.
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