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Windows 7 Scenic Ribbon: The next generation user experience for presenting commands in Win32 applications.


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Windows 7 includes a new user interface platform component that enables existing and new Windows application to take advantage of the next generation commanding experience ("Ribbon"). In this session, you'll learn about the features provided by the ribbon, the Win32 application programming interfaces required to use it, and simple techniques for adding a ribbon to your application.
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  • Implementing the ribbon into Windows 7 and back-porting to Vista, is a great way to increase adoption rate but experiencing the not so graceful downgrade to windows classic, I am not sure how well it will be adopted by enterprise or server users.  Also how flexible will it become to customise the colours and styles of the ribbon for companies which at present style or custom draw their UIs.

    It was nice to see an in depth look at how ribbons are formed, and good to hear the Fluent UI guidelines are being relaxed.
  • In example, we can see it is a glue over the MFC UI. So, why not nding the MFC? Like the last version in VS2008 that include the
    "old" version of Ribbon Wink

    COM is good, but heavy and more complex, but for sure, give an open door for managed code!

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