Adding Command Bar Control

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Adding Command Bar Control
ryan.hilliard Hilliard

Posts: 1
Joined: 2018-07-11
I am trying to dynamically and remove buttons from a command bar. I am able to change captions, remove child controls but I am not able to add new controls. I would greatly appreciate some assistance.

I am able to add items right after the AddinStartUpComplete but cannot add them based on user interactions.

ADXCommandBar t = adxCommandBarPopupLookup.GetCommandBar();
                var b = t.IsConnected;
                var j = t.Controls[0].AsPopup;
                j.Caption = "I am sam";

                var q = j.Controls[0].AsPopup;
                q.Caption = "I am here";

                ADXCommandBarButton btn = new ADXCommandBarButton();
                btn.Caption = "Yo Mother";
                btn.Temporary = true;


Posted 11 Jul, 2018 23:34:55 Top
Andrei Smolin

Add-in Express team

Posts: 16837
Joined: 2006-05-11
Hello Ryan,

I assume you know that the use of Commandbar controls in Ribbon-flowered Office applications is mostly limited to the Add-ins tab and this is why using Ribbon controls is recommended in these Office versions.

As to creating commandbar controls on the fly, please check this project:

Is this what you are looking for?

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 12 Jul, 2018 04:34:10 Top