SharePoint 2010 & SharePoint 2013 Ribbon customization.
Ribbon Designer developer manual.

Ribbon Designer
for Microsoft® SharePoint® and and Office 365

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Why Ribbon Designer for SharePoint and Office 365?

The Ribbon Designer is purposed for customizing and extending the Ribbon UI of SharePoint and Office 365. It allows you to overcome the basic problem of customizing the Server Ribbon when working with SharePoint objects or Office 365 applications - getting to the required UI quickly. Based on the True RAD paradigm, the Ribbon Designer saves the time and effort that you would have to spend on research, prototyping and debugging numerous issues when creating the Server Ribbon. The issues include creating a ribbon markup complying with the Ribbon rules - the process requires learning the features defined by the Ribbon schema. The Ribbon Designer also allows handling Ribbon events, both server and JavaScript, as well as connecting JavaScript code to the solution and debugging it.

Trial version is available

If you use the trial version, you can create as many tabs, groups and controls at design-time as you need but only one group will be shown at run time.

Supported SharePoint editions

  • Microsoft SharePoint Online
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Foundation, Standard, Enterprise
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Foundation, Standard, Enterprise

Supported Office 365 subscription plans

  • Office 365 for professionals and small businesses (Plan P)
  • Office 365 for midsize businesses and enterprises (Plans E1, E2, E3, E4)

Programming languages

  • Visual C#
  • Visual Basic
  • JavaScript (for client-side Ribbon events)

Visual Studio versions

  • Visual Studio 2010 with SharePoint Developer Tools installed
  • Visual Studio 2012
  • Visual Studio 2013

Note. The documentation available on our web-site is not complete. We published only selected chapters, which give step-by-step guidance on customizing the SharePoint Ribbon UI. You can download the full Developer's Guide in the PDF format from the download page.

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