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Sams Teach Yourself SharePoint® 2010 Development in 24 Hours by Vinu Santhakumari, Manpreet Singh, Sohail Sayed

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Programming Ribbons

The ribbon interface was introduced in SharePoint 2010 and is an important element of the user interface. Most of the commands in SharePoint 2010 are available through the ribbons. The ribbons are context sensitive—that is, they change according to the current user interface area. For example, when you edit the page and select an existing web part on the page, the ribbon menu changes to show commands related to the web part as shown in Figure 6.2.

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Figure 6.2. Options tab in the ribbon for a web part

Customizing a ribbon is also done through CustomActions. For ribbons the Location attribute of the CustomAction element has to ...

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