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Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 Inside Out by Penelope Coventry Errin O’Connor Troy Lanphier, Johnathan Lightfoot, Thomas Resing, and Michael Doyle

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Extending the Ribbon by Using Visual Studio

You can use Visual Studio to extend the ribbon further than can be achieved with the browser or SharePoint Designer. For example, you can extend the ribbon on pages other than the view and form pages. You can create new tab sets, tabs, groups, and add other types of buttons, such as check boxes, drop-down menus or text boxes. Or, you can remove existing controls. Your extensions with Visual Studio can target specific types of pages or all pages and is not limited to just the ribbon but to other elements, such as the Site Action menu.

So far in this chapter, the contents of the XML file CMDUI.XML have been used to obtain information on how the core Server ribbon has been defined. Like other XML files that ...

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