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Ribbon Contextual Categories (Tabs)

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.
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 ();
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