TextBox on Ribbon Control

Dec 16, 2010 at 9:03 PM
Edited Dec 17, 2010 at 7:13 AM

This is a question regarding the Winforms Ribbon Control.  I accidentally posted in the wrong place.  Sorry.



Okay, my first post...  First of all, this ribbon control is awesome!  I'm glad I didn't waste atleast hundreds of dollars on some other website for some rip-off version.  Anyway, super good job.

Now, down to business.  Is there anyway for the ribbon to host a TextBox control?

According to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd940497(v=VS.85).aspx, there doesn't seem to be.  Normally, I would just say okay and move on, but I find it really hard to believe for a control of this caliber to not have a TextBox.

Not that it matters, but incase you're wondering, I'm updating/upgrading an older VB .Net app and replacing two toolstrips with the Ribbon.  One of the ToolStrips had a TextBox which the user could use for database searches.  I really don't want to make the user click a button to open a search window.  I already have something like this for advanced searches.  The ToolStrip TextBox is more of a quick search, and it's used a lot.  Plus, I think one of the purposes of the Ribbon was so there would be fewer dialogs.

Any suggestions would be highly appreciated.


May 6, 2011 at 2:35 AM

I see a RibbonTextBox... Would that work?

May 10, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Yes! find the posts on bug fixes and carbisoft has a wonderful ribbon host available!

May 16, 2013 at 1:28 PM
Hi, a new version of Ribbon is released. Please visit the new site for latest fixes, releases, information and downloads.
New site: http://officeribbon.codeplex.com/