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Ribbon Attributes

List of Attributes used by Ribbon Controls:

Attribute

Content

Description

Applies To

Office Version

align

"topLeft", "top", "topRight", "left", "center, "right", "bottomLeft", "bottom" or "bottomRight" 

Attributes that specify a control's alignment

layoutContainer

O2010

alignLabel

"topLeft", "top", "topRight", "left", "center, "right", "bottomLeft", "bottom" or "bottomRight" 

Attributes that specify a control's alignment

hyperlink, radioGroup

Backstage: editBox, comboBox, dropDown, labelControl

O2010

allowedTaskSizes

"largeMediumSmall", "largeMedium", "large", "mediumSmall", "medium", "small" 

Specifies the allowed sizes of task controls in taskGroups or taskFormGroups.

taskGroup, taskFormGroup, taskGroup

O2010

autoScale

"true" or "false"

Specifies whether the group should automatically scale its contents.

group

O2010

boxStyle

"horizontal" or "vertical"

Horizontal or vertical grouping of boxed control.

box

O2007, O2010

centerVertically

"true" or "false"

Specifies whether the group's contents should be vertically centered.

group

O2010

columns

Integer

Number of columns in a gallery.

gallery

O2007, O2010

columnWidthPercent

Integer

Specifies the division of the Backstage - tab's columns, as a percentage of the width of the entire Backstage - tab.

Backstage - tab

O2010

description

String

Defines the control description.

button, splitButton, Toggle Button, checkBox, gallery, menu, dynamicMenu, task

O2007, O2010

enabled

"true" or "false"

Defines whether the control is enabled or disabled.

label, button, splitButton, Toggle Button, checkBox, editBox, comboBox, dropDown, gallery, menu, dynamicMenu, command, task, imageControl, hyperlink, radioGroup

O2007, O2010

expand

"horizontal", "vertical", "both" or "neither"

Specifies the directions in which the layoutContainer will expand to fill its parent container

layoutContainer, hyperlink, radioGroup, groupBox

Backstage: editbox, button, checkBox, comboBox, dropDown, labelControl

O2010

firstColumnMaxWidth

Integer

Specifies the maximun width of the Backstage - tab's first column in pixels. 

Backstage - tab

O2010

firstColumnMinWidth

Integer

Specifies the minimum width of the Backstage - tab's first column in pixels.

Backstage - tab

O2010

helperText

String

Extendet Text for a Backstage - group.

taskFormGroup, Backstage - group, taskGroup

O2010

id

String

User defined, unique control ID. Cannot be combined with idMso or idQ.

tab, group, box, button, buttonGroup, checkBox, comboBox, dropDown, dynamicMenu, editBox, gallery, lableControl, menu, menuSeparator, separator, splitButton, toggleButton, Backstage - tab, taskFormGroup, Backstage - group, category, task, layoutContainer, imageControl, hyperlink, radioGroup, radioButton, groupBox, form, taskGroup

2007, O2010

idMso

Control ID

Control ID of a built-in control. Cannot be combined with ID or idQ.

tab, group, button,  checkBox, comboBox, dropDown, dynamicMenu, editBox, gallery, lableControl, menu, splitButton, toggleButton, category, taskFormGroup, task, Backstage - group, layoutContainer, imageControl, hyperlink, radioGroup, taskGroup

O2007, O2010

idQ

Qualified ID

Qualified control ID, prefixed with a namespace identifier

Cannot be combined with ID or idMso.

tab, group, box, button, buttonGroup, checkBox, comboBox, dropDown, dynamicMenu, editBox, gallery, lableControl, menu, menuSeparator, separator, toggleButton, category, taskFormGroup, Backstage - group, layoutContainer, imageControl, hyperlink, radioGroup, groupBox, taskGroup

O2007, O2010

image

String

Defines the picture for a control. Use in connection with callback function loadImage.

button, comboBox, dropDown, dynamicMenu, editBox, gallery, group, menu, splitButton, toggleButton, task, imageControl, hyperlink

O2007, O2010

imageMso

Control ID

ID of a build in Ribbon Control.

button, comboBox, dropDown, dynamicMenu, editBox, gallery, group, menu, toggleButton, task, imageControl, hyperlink

O2007, O2010

insertAfterMso

Control ID

Insert control after ID of an Access Ribbon.

tab, group, box, button, buttonGroup, checkBox, comboBox, dropDown, dynamicMenu, editBox, gallery, lableControl, menu, menuSeparator, separator, splitButton, toggleButton, Backstage - tab, taskFormGroup, Backstage - group, task, taskGroup, category

O2007, O2010

insertAfterQ

Qualified ID

Specifies the identifier of a qualified control after which to position this control 

tab, group, box, button, buttonGroup, checkBox, comboBox, dropDown, dynamicMenu, editBox, gallery, lableControl, menu, menuSeparator, separator, splitButton, toggleButton, taskFormGroup, Backstage - group, task, taskGroup, category

O2007, O2010

insertBeforeMso

Control ID

Insert control before ID of an Access Ribbon.

tab, group, box, button, buttonGroup, checkBox, comboBox, dropDown, dynamicMenu, editBox, gallery, lableControl, menu, menuSeparator, separator, splitButton, toggleButton, taskFormGroup, Backstage - group, task, taskGroup, category

O2007, O2010

insertBeforeQ

Qualified ID

Specifies the identifier of a qualified control before which to position this control 

tab, group, box, button, buttonGroup, checkBox, comboBox, dropDown, dynamicMenu, editBox, gallery, lableControl, menu, menuSeparator, separator, splitButton, toggleButton, taskFormGroup, Backstage - group, task, taskGroup, category

O2007, O2010

invalidateContentOnDrop

"true" or "false"

Specifies whether to call callbacks to get dynamic content every time the control is dropped.

comboBox, dynamicMenu, gallery

O2007 (dynamicMenu),

O2010

isDefinitive

"true" or "false"

Specifies whether an action should close the Backstage when it is invoked  (isDefinitive="true")

Backstage: Button, task

O2010

itemHeight

Integer

Height of a gallery entry.

gallery

O2007, O2010

itemSize

"large" or "normal"

Size of an entry in a menu. For "large" entries the description value will be displayed.

menu

O2007, O2010

itemWidth

Integer

Width of a gallery entry.

gallery

O2007, O2010

keytip

String

Defines the key tip for a control. It will be shown when pushing <ALT> (one to three characters).

tab, ggroup, button, checkBox, comboBox, dropDown, dynamicMenu, editBox, gallery, menu, splitButton, toggleButton, task, hyperlink, radioGroup

O2007, O2010

label

String

Label of a control.

tab, group, button, checkBox, comboBox, dropDown, dynamicMenu, editBox, gallery, labelControl, menu, splitButton, toggleButton, Backstage - tab, taskFormGroup, Backstage - group, category, task, hyperlink, radioGroup, radioButton, groupBox, taskGroup

O2007, O2010

layout

"horizontal" or "vertical"

Specifies attributes that can specify a control's layout.

Backstage: editBox, Button, checkBox, comboBox, dropDown, labelControl, hyperlink

O2010

layoutChildren

"horizontal" or "vertical" 

Specifies the layout direction for the children controls.

layoutContainer

O2010

maxLength

Integer

Max number of characters to be entered in a text or combo box.

editBox, comboBox

O2007, O2010

rows

Integer

Number of rows in a gallery.

gallery

O2007, O2010

screentip

String

Defines the screen tip for a control.

group, label, dialogBoxLauncher, button, splitButton, toggleButton, checkBox, editBox, comboBox, dropDown, gallery, menu, dynamicMenu

O2007, O2010

secondColumnMaxWidth

Integer

Specifies the maximum width of the Backstage - tab's second column in pixels. 

Backstage - tab

O2010

secondColumnMinWidth

Integer

Specifies the minimum width of the Backstage - tab's second column in pixels.

Backstage - tab

O2010

showImage

"true" or "false"

Defines whether a picture will be shown for a control.

button, toggleButton, editBox, combobox, dropDown, gallery, menu, dynamicMenu

O2007, O2010

showItemImage

"true" or "false"

Defines whether a picture will be shown for an entry.

comboBox, gallery

O2007, O2010

showItemLabel

"true" or "false"

Defines whether a label will be shown for an entry.

dropDown, gallery

O2007, O2010

showLabel

"true" or "false"

Defines whether a label will be shown for a control.

button, comboBox, dropDown, dynamicMenu, editBox, gallery, labelControl, menu, splitButton, toggleButton, taskFormGroup, Backstage - group

O2007, O2010

size

"large" or "normal"

Defines the size of a control.

button, gallery, menu, splitButton, toggleButton

O2007, O2010

sizeString

String

A string that defines the width of a control, e.g.: "wwwww".

editBox, comboBox, gallery, dropDown

O2007, O2010

startFromScatch

"true" or "false"

true = Hide built-in ribbons.
false = Show built-in ribbons.

ribbon

O2007, O2010

style

"normal", "warning", "error" or "borderless"

Specifies the Backstage - group style attributes.

Backstage - group

O2010

style

"normal", "borderless", or "large"

Specifies the style attributes of a control. 

button

O2010

supertip

String

Defines the supertip of a control. This extended text will be shown below the screen tip.

Line break:

&#13;

supertip="This is line 1 of the supertip&#13;and this is line 2."

The callback getSupertip does not allow user-defined line breaks.

group, label, dialogBoxLauncher, button, splitButton, toggleButton, checkBox, editBox, comboBox, dropDown, gallery, menu, dynamicMenu

O2007, O2010

tag

String

Additional user-defined data for a control.

tab, button, checkBox, comboBox, dropDown, dynamicMenu, editBox, gallery, labelControl, menu, splitButton, toggleButton, category, taskFormGroup, task, Backstage - group, layoutContainer, imageControl, hyperlink, radioGroup, groupBox, taskGroup

O2007, O2010

target

String

Specifies the target of an hyperlink control.

hyperlink

O2010

text

String

Text of a editBox control.

editBox

O2010 TP

title

String

Title for menu separator.

menuSeparator

O2007, O2010

titel

String

Titel for Backstage - tab.

Backstage - tab

O2010

visible

"true" or "false"

Defines whether a control is visible.

tab, group, label, button, separator, splitButton, Toggle Button, buttonGroups, checkBox, editBox, comboBox, dropDown, gallery, menu, dynamicMenu, command, category, taskFormGroup, task, Backstage - group, imageControl, hyperlink, radioGroup, taskGroup

O2007, O2010

xmIns

String

 

Mandatory content
O2007:

http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/

2006/01/customui

O2010:
http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/
2009/07/customui

 

customUI

 

O2007, O2010 

For callback attributes see the Callbacks listing.

 

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