Ribbon Contextual Categories (Tabs)

Fully implemented BCGControlBar Pro (MFC)

Not available BCGSuite (MFC)

Fully implemented BCGControlBar for .NET

Some ribbon tabs may be used only if a specific document part such as image, table or embedded object is selected. These tabs are called "Contextual" and have a special, developer-defined color. In addition, the context name will be displayed on the caption bar, on the top of contextual tabs area.

Ribbon Contextual Categories (Tabs)

Sample code:

void CMainFrame::AddPictureTab ()
	// Create Contextual Category (Tab):
	CBCGPRibbonCategory* pCategory = m_wndRibbonBar.AddContextCategory (_T("Format"),
		_T("Picture tools"), IDB_PICTURE, BCGPCategoryColor_Red,

	// Add panel:
	CBCGPRibbonPanel* pPanelTools = pCategory->AddPanel (
		_T("Picture Tools"), m_PanelImages.ExtractIcon (20));

	// Add panel elements:
	pPanelTools->Add (new CBCGPRibbonButton (ID_PICTURE_FORMAT_TOOLS_BRIGHTNESS, _T("Brightness"), 0, -1));
	pPanelTools->Add (new CBCGPRibbonButton (ID_PICTURE_FORMAT_TOOLS_CONTRAST, _T("Contrast"), 1, -1));
	pPanelTools->Add (new CBCGPRibbonButton (ID_PICTURE_FORMAT_TOOLS_RECOLOR, _T("Recolor"), 2, -1));
	pPanelTools->Add (new CBCGPRibbonButton (ID_PICTURE_FORMAT_TOOLS_COMPRESS, _T("Compress Pictures"), 3, -1));
	pPanelTools->Add (new CBCGPRibbonButton (ID_PICTURE_FORMAT_TOOLS_CHANGE, _T("Change Picture"), 4, -1));
	pPanelTools->Add (new CBCGPRibbonButton (ID_PICTURE_FORMAT_TOOLS_RESET, _T("Reset Picture"), 5, -1));

void CMainFrame::OnChangeDocumentSelection (UINT uiSelID)
	m_wndRibbonBar.HideAllContextCategories ();

	if (uiSelID != 0)
		m_wndRibbonBar.ShowContextCategories (uiSelID);

	m_wndRibbonBar.RecalcLayout ();