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Fluent Ribbon Control Suite


The project was founded in 2009 and developed by Daniel Degtyarev, Sergey Rikker, and other contributors until late 2014 here on CodePlex.

Further development takes place on Github by Bastian Schmidt and other contributors, please, welcome there.



Fluent Ribbon Control Suite is a library that implements an Office-like (Microsoft® Office Fluent™ user interface) for the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). It provides well-customized controls such as RibbonTabControl, Backstage, Gallery, QuickAccessToolbar, ScreenTip and so on. It is bundled with the most up-to-date Office 2010 and Office 2013 styles.



  • We are applying submitted patches and pull requests (preferred way), so you are very welcome to submit it.
  • Fix some bugs
  • Help us translating
  • Help us updating the documentation and walkthrough
  • Help us writing a changelog/release notes for the next version


Please, download walkthrough
This document covers the main features of this framework and highlights how to use it. 
It is a good document to make fast inside in ribbon development. 
To get more practice download samples.

To be more familiar with Ribbon concept see msdn article.
We highly recommend to license your Fluent UI based application and learn full guidelines, see Fluent UI licensing page.

History & Roadmap

Date Version .NET 3.5 .NET 4.0 .NET 4.5
November 12, 2009 Project started      
December 18, 2009 CTP1 includes main elements. Not Ready to Use Yes No No
January 20, 2010 CTP2 includes Gallery contols, complex toolbar-like layout in groups and so on. Not Ready to Use Yes No No
February 5, 2010 BETA1 includes all Microsoft® Office Fluent™ UI elements except Mini-Toolbars Yes No No
February 17, 2010 BETA2 (stable release). Includes samples. Ready to Use Yes No No
March 5, 2010 V1.0 Release Candidate Yes No No
March 25, 2010 V1.0 Yes No No
April 6, 2010 V1.1 (fixes and silver/black/blue Office 2010 themes) Yes No No
April 20, 2010 V1.2 Yes Yes No
May 17, 2010 V1.3 (fixes, improved RibbonWindow, TextBox) Yes Yes No
October 5, 2010 V2.0 Preview, see breaking changes No Yes No
November 12, 2010 V2.0 Yes Yes No
  V2.1 (will be renamed to V3 because of breaking changes) Yes Yes Yes
October 19, 2014

V3 (Office 2013 theme, lots of fixes, breaking changes, NuGet)

Changes in version 3.0

Yes (Partial) Yes Yes
Future (Roadmap)

V3.x (CI-Build, Updated documentation and walkthrough, dropping support for .NET 3.5, move to GitHub (maybe))

No Yes Yes


Feature List

If you feel lack of some important features feel free to use discussions page.

Office UI Element Status
Displaying the Backstage Button Full Support
Backstage Menu Controls Partial
Application Menu
Displaying the Application Button Full Support
Application Menu Styles Full Support
Displaying Tabs Full Support
Minimizing the Ribbon Full Support
Tab Scrolling Full Support
Displaying Groups Full Support
Group Size Reducing / Increesing Full Support
Dialog Box Launchers Full Support
Button Full Support
ToggleButton Full Support
DropDownButton Full Support
SplitButton Full Support
TextBox Full Support
CheckBox Full Support
ComboBox Full Support
Spinner Full Support
Toolbar Full Support
ColorGallery (ColorPicker) Full Support
Ribbon Resizing
Defining Groups for Ribbon Resizing Full Support
Collapsed Group Behavior Full Support
Defining Group Combinations for Ribbon Resizing Full Support
Group Horizontal Scrolling Full Support
Tabs Compression Full Support
Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)
Displaying QAT Full Support
Ribbon right-click QAT support Full Support
Position QAT below the Ribbon Full Support
Displaying Many Controls in the QAT Full Support
Keyboard Access
Displaying KeyTips Full Support
Dismissing KeyTips Full Support
Keyboard Navigation Partial
KeyTip Size and Positioning Full Support
KeyTips for Collapsed Groups Full Support
KeyTips for All Kind of Menu and Submenu Full Support
KeyTips for Backstage Partial
KeyTips custom placement Full Support
KeyTips for Quick Access Toolbar Full Support
Displaying Galleries Full Support
Gallery inline/popup support Full Support
In-Ribbon Galleries Full Support
Resizing Expanded In-Ribbon Galleries Full Support
Filtering Gallery Groups Full Support
Displaying the Mini Toolbar Not Implemented
Dismissing the Mini Toolbar Not Implemented
Controls Displayed on the Mini Toolbar Not Implemented
Displaying the Mini Toolbar with Context Menus Not Implemented
Displaying ScreenTips Full Support
F1 help access Full Support
Disable Reason Text Full Support
Image in ScreenTip Full Support


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* Fluent is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation and the Fluent user interface is licensed from Microsoft Corporation

Last edited Apr 1, 2017 at 2:59 PM by daVinci, version 89