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How to remove "File" tab from the ribbon?

Jun 24, 2010 at 7:57 PM
Edited Jun 25, 2010 at 5:46 AM


It appears that the "File" tab is automatically inserted in a ribbon control. Can someone please tell me how I can remove it?

Thank you in advance for your help.


Jun 29, 2010 at 7:24 AM
I'd like to have that option too.
Jun 29, 2010 at 12:40 PM

It will be solved in v2

Jun 29, 2010 at 5:04 PM
This is what I call a good news ;) Thanks
Jun 29, 2010 at 9:45 PM
Thank you, daVinci. What is the timeline for v2 release? Regards, Peter
Jun 29, 2010 at 10:24 PM
the main page shows july for v2 release.
Nov 4, 2010 at 11:32 AM

A new version V2.0 is in the world. Again, there is a request to delete the "File" tab. Thank you for your reply.

Nov 5, 2010 at 5:02 PM
Edited Nov 5, 2010 at 5:05 PM


Check out the screentips or resizing samples in the v2.0 beta. There is no file menu so I assume it's something they have implemented in .NET4.0 in VS2010.

It looks like it's managed through the menu & backstage classes so you can have ribbons without the file menu bundled in.

A lot of the limitations of the previous control (which is very good)  are been addressed.



Nov 5, 2010 at 5:55 PM

Yes, you have to not set Ribbon.Menu property to remove 'File menu'.


Nov 8, 2010 at 9:21 AM

Ribbon.Menu element can not be used. VS will not let me use it, unfortunately. Can I ask a more specific example of a solution. thanks

Nov 8, 2010 at 11:04 PM


Really in v2.0 there is no Ribbon.Menu in implicit situation, probably you are still trying v1.3 - check assembly details.