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Windows 8 Style Ribbon.

May 26, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Would there be a Windows 8 Style for Fluent Ribbon Control??

Like in this Image :

Or How should I create a new style myself to use it on Fluent Ribbon??

May 26, 2012 at 7:29 PM

I can say for sure only that this styles will be after Office 15 styles will be ready. And look & feel of ribbon in W8 has not decided yet, more likely like

May 31, 2012 at 6:38 AM
Edited May 31, 2012 at 6:38 AM

I also have a question related to themes.

I am following a project (also on CodePlex) that uses the Fluent Ribbon library : BetterExplorer.


To sum up, their goal is to reproduce Windows 8 Explorer (with its ribbon) on Windows 7.

Developers of BetterExplorer told me that they couldn't use the Windows Basic theme because of Microsoft guidelines licensing issues... Is it true ? Are developpers (who want to create their own ribbon) are restricted to the Office UI theme ?

Link :


I tend to think that they can't use the Windows Basic theme because the Fluent Ribbon only uses Office 2010 UI, right ?

It's not really against Microsoft guidelines to create a software with a ribbon and the Basic theme, is it ?

Why I am asking this is because BetterExplorer UI (resizing it for example) isn't very fast, and I think it's because of this (Fluent ribbon's) Office window decoration theme.


Thank you.