Exciting times here at the headquarters of Text Control: Yesterday, we released ReportingCloud, the Web API powered reporting platform to create MS Word compatible reports in the cloud. On the same day, we finalized a sprint and the result is the first internal beta of the next TX Text Control version.
Today, I would like unveil a new feature that I am very excited about: A fully programmable Ribbon bar.
In earlier versions, we used the Windows SDK ribbon bar in our demo TX Text Control Words. But due to the complexity of this ribbon concept, it was not easy to modify these ribbon menus.
In version X14 (24.0), TX Text Control .NET for Windows Forms will be shipped with a fully-featured RibbonBar that can be easily used and modified. In the following screenshots, you can see how easy it is to create our demo application TX Text Control Words with nearly no code, but fully integrated functionality.
The new ribbon components will be placed into the Visual Studio toolbox:
After placing a Ribbon component to the form, you can add your own tabs or the pre-designed ribbon tabs from TX Text Control:
After connecting the RibbonBar to a TX Text Control, the functionality is ready to use. All buttons and groups can be also added to the Quick Access bar.
Contextual ribbons such as the Table Tools ribbon tab can be added as well:
All ribbon groups and buttons are resized automatically when resizing the container form:
These are just a few features of the new Ribbon that will be available within version X14 (24.0). Stay tuned for more details.