Back again (sorry about the delay) with a new part in the SharePoint 2010 Ribbon Controls series (all parts available here). This time I’m going to show you an interesting control - the Spinner control. What is a Spinner control? The spinner is an up/down (increase/decrease) control with some smart abilities to handle different units. For instance it is used when setting image and table sizes in the default ribbon. The Spinner control has a value (number) and a unit (pixel, percent, points etc.
Back with another SharePoint 2010 Server Ribbon Controls post, this time a shorter one, compared to previous posts. We’ll take a look at the ToggleButton control. I know I said I’m going to talk about the DropDown in this post, but I’d reconsidered and take the easy ones first - since the DropDown control will be divided into several posts. What is a ToggleButton control? The ToggleButton control is very similar in behavior to the Button control with the difference that you can toggle the state of the button; it can either be on or off.
Welcome back to part 6 of my SharePoint 2010 Ribbon Controls series (full series index can be found here). This time we’ll take a look at the CheckBox control. What is the CheckBox control? If you’ve not been hiding under a rock you should now what a CheckBox is - it’s a box you can check. It can have two states - checked or not checked. Sample CheckBox control A CheckBox can look like this when implemented in the Ribbon:
Now it’s time for the SharePoint 2010 Ribbon Button Control in the Ribbon Control series (full series index can be found here), What is the Button control? The Button control needs no further description - it’s a button on which the users can click to execute commands. Buttons can exist alone or in menus (which will be covered later in the series). Sample Button control A Button control could be implemented as follows:
Welcome back to another post in the SharePoint 2010 Ribbon Controls series (full series index available here). Now it is time to introduce the TextBox control, which can be used to allow users to enter text information in your Ribbon customzations. What is the TextBox control? If you’re familiar with .NET development (WinForms or ASP.NET) then you already know what a TextBox is. It allows your users to enter and change text.
The first control in the SharePoint 2010 Ribbon Controls series (full series index available here) will be about the Label control. What is the Label control? The Label control is a simple control that allows you to add a Label to any of your Ribbon groups. Labels are most often used in combination with other controls such as text boxes and drop downs. You can using a label target another control so that if you click on the label then the other control gets focus.
This first real post in the SharePoint 2010 Ribbon Controls series (full series index available here) will be about some of the common properties that most or all of the Ribbon controls shares. I assume that you have some basic knowledge of SharePoint 2010 Ribbon customization, if not check out one of my previous posts. What is a Ribbon control? A SharePoint 2010 Ribbon Control is the interactive parts of the Ribbon.
Welcome to 2011, this will for sure be an exciting year! I thought I start this year off with a series of blog posts about the different controls that can be used in the SharePoint 2010 Ribbon. Hopefully a bit better than the current MSDN documentation. The series will discuss each control that are available for usage in the SharePoint 2010 Ribbon and show you through examples and code how to use them.