(Cross posted content for Telerik Watch)
That's right. Office 2007 Ribbon UI for ASP.NET
. In what is the absolute best implementation of the Ribbon UI I have seen on the web to date, Russel Masson has contributed an outstanding project
to the Telerik Code Library. The project, which will likely become a
Telerik Open Source Project soon, provides everything you need to
implement the Office 2007 Ribbon UI in an ASP.NET application. The
project includes a number of custom Ribbon controls built by Russel
that work closely with the Telerik RadControls to work their magic.
check out the online demo
to understand the quality of this implementation. This is much more
than a Ribbon UI skin for Telerik controls (though it is a good skin,
too). This is a full platform for implementing the Ribbon UI.
This post is intended mostly to call your attention to an incredible free
community resource, but I will be posting much more on this framework
in the future. I have already implemented my own customizations to
enable Office 2007-like RadWindow pop-ups that I will be showcasing in
future posts and eventually contributing back to the project source. I
will also be working on integration with ASP.NET AJAX and RadControls
"Prometheus" in the near future.
will be providing some analysis in the future on using the Ribbon UI on
the web, looking at whether the Ribbon UI should be used for navigation
(as tabs normally are on the web) or as a simple tool bar (as it is
used in Office). For now, download the latest project source
and have fun playing with (and enhancing!) the best
Ribbon UI controls for ASP.NET.