Thursday, August 23, 2012
ASP.NET AJAX Team
The ribbon (or RadRibbonBar, as we have named it) is among the most tempting-to-use looking and yet somewhat neglected controls. True, it has received some Microsoft love with being the core command component in the Office suite, as well as being more deeply integrated in the soon-to-be-released Windows8, but overall it's not been used that much.
Main reason being “why use it”. That, by the way, is an excellent question.
So why use the ribbon?
To answer that, let's first analyse the control and its purpose: it looks like a tabbed command area; a tabbed toolbar if you will. For the most part,...