Application Tab

The Application Tab is used to represent a Menu that do some operations, such as File menu to create, open, and print documents. Application Tab classified by Type property with the following:

  • Menu
  • Backstage

Application Menu

The Application Menu is similar to traditional file menu options and Syncfusion ejMenu control is used internally to render this. To show Application Menu in Ribbon, set the Type as menu and MenuSettings to customize properties of ejMenu.

Create Using Template

Set the UL element Id to MenuItemID property to create Application Menu and it will acts as template to render menu.

  • html
  • <ej:Ribbon ID="Ribbon" runat="server" Width="100%">
    		<ApplicationTab MenuItemID="ribbonmenu" Type="Menu">
    			<MenuSettings OpenOnClick="false"></MenuSettings>
    		</ApplicationTab>
    		<RibbonTabs>
    			<ej:RibbonTab Id="home1" Text="HOME">
    				<TabGroupCollection>
    					<ej:TabGroup Text="New" AlignType="Columns">
    						<ContentCollection>
    							<ej:TabContent>
    								<ContentGroupCollection>
    									<ej:ContentGroup Id="new1" Text="New" Type="Custom" ContentID="Contents">
    	
    									</ej:ContentGroup>
    								</ContentGroupCollection>
    							</ej:TabContent>
    						</ContentCollection>
    					</ej:TabGroup>
    				</TabGroupCollection>
    			</ej:RibbonTab>
    		</RibbonTabs>
    	</ej:Ribbon>
    	<!--UL template to render menu-->
    	<ul id="ribbonmenu">
    		<li><a>FILE</a>
    			<ul>
    				<li><a>New</a></li>
    				<li><a>Open</a></li>
    	
    			</ul>
    		</li>
    	</ul>
    	<div id="Contents">Custom control</div>

    Binding Data Source

    Application Menu can be rendered using JSON Data Source. Please refer this page to set data source to ejMenu.

  • html
  • <ej:Ribbon ID="Ribbon" runat="server" Width="100%" AllowResizing="true" Create="createControl">
    		<ApplicationTab MenuItemID="ribbonmenu1" Type="Menu">
    			<MenuSettings OpenOnClick="false" />
    		</ApplicationTab>
    		<RibbonTabs>
    			<ej:RibbonTab Id="home" Text="HOME">
    				<TabGroupCollection>
    					<ej:TabGroup Text="Font">
    						<ContentCollection>
    							<ej:TabContent>
    								<ContentGroupCollection>
    									<ej:ContentGroup id="bold" Text="Bold" IsBig="true">
    										<ButtonSettings ContentType="ImageOnly" PrefixIcon="e-icon e-ribbon e-bold" />
    									</ej:ContentGroup>
    								</ContentGroupCollection>
    							</ej:TabContent>
    						</ContentCollection>
    					</ej:TabGroup>
    				</TabGroupCollection>
    			</ej:RibbonTab>
    		</RibbonTabs>
    	</ej:Ribbon>
    	
    	<ul id="ribbonmenu1">
    	</ul>
    	
    	<script type="text/javascript">
    		var data = [{
    			id: 1,
    			text: "File",
    			parentId: null
    		}, {
    			id: 11,
    			parentId: 1,
    			text: "Open"
    		}, {
    			id: 12,
    			parentId: 1,
    			text: "Save"
    		}, {
    			id: 121,
    			parentId: 12,
    			text: "Save As"
    		}, {
    			id: 122,
    			parentId: 12,
    			text: "Save All"
    		}];
    		$(function() {
    			$("#ribbonmenu1").ejMenu({
    				fields: {
    					dataSource: data,
    					id: "id",
    					parentId: "parentId",
    					text: "text"
    				}
    			})
    		});
    	</script>

    Backstage Page

    The Backstage page is where documents and related data of those can be managed, such as Create, Save and other information.

    The Backstage page has a feature to add custom Control in left side of the page which contains menu items and the right side contains corresponding user controls.

    You can set Application Tab Type as backstage and set Id , Text to backstage items. Backstage Pages can be added with required ItemType and ContentID as template id to render template into Backstage.

    Separator between Backstage items can be enabled by setting EnableSeparator as true. Width of back stage side header can be customized using HeaderWidth, If not set based on content given width will be considered.

    To render the Ribbon with the Backstage page, refer to the following code snippet.

  • html
  • <ej:Ribbon ID="Ribbon" runat="server" Width="800px">
    		<ApplicationTab Type="Backstage">
    			<BackstageSettings HeaderWidth="125" Text="FILE" Height="360" Width="600">
    				<PageCollection>
    					<ej:BackstagePage Id="new1" Text="New" ContentID="newCon" />
    					<ej:BackstagePage Id="close" Text="Close" EnableSeparator="true" ItemType="Button" />
    					<ej:BackstagePage Id="account" Text="Office Account" ContentID="accountCon" />
    				</PageCollection>
    			</BackstageSettings>
    		</ApplicationTab>
    		<RibbonTabs>
    			<ej:RibbonTab Id="home1" Text="HOME">
    				<TabGroupCollection>
    					<ej:TabGroup Text="Save" AlignType="Columns">
    						<ContentCollection>
    							<ej:TabContent>
    								<ContentGroupCollection>
    									<ej:ContentGroup Text="New" Type="Custom" ContentID="ribbonContent">
    									</ej:ContentGroup>
    								</ContentGroupCollection>
    							</ej:TabContent>
    						</ContentCollection>
    					</ej:TabGroup>
    				</TabGroupCollection>
    			</ej:RibbonTab>
    		</RibbonTabs>
    	</ej:Ribbon>
    	<div id="newCon">
    		<table>
    			<tr>
    				<td>
    					<button id="btn1" class="e-bsnewbtnstyle">Blank WorkBook</button></td>
    			</tr>
    		</table>
    	</div>
    	<div id="accountCon">
    		<div class="e-userDiv">
    			<span>User Information</span>
    			<div>
    				<div class="e-accuser e-newpageicon"></div>
    				<div class="e-userCon">
    					<div>user</div>
    					<div>any@syncfusion.com</div>
    				</div>
    			</div>
    		</div>
    		<a href="#">Sign out</a>
    	</div>
    	<div id="ribbonContent">Home control</div>
    	<script type="text/javascript">
    		$("#btn1").ejButton({
    			size: "large",
    			height: 200,
    			width: 205,
    			contentType: "textandimage",
    			imagePosition: "imagetop",
    			prefixIcon: "e-icon e-blank e-infopageicon"
    		});
    	</script>
    	<style type="text/css">
    		.e-accuser {
    			background-image: ("../Content/ej/web/common-images/ribbon/User.jpg");
    		}
    		
    		.e-blank {
    			background-image: url("../Content/ej/web/common-images/ribbon/blank.png");
    		}
    		
    		.e-infopageicon {
    			background-repeat: no-repeat;
    			height: 150px;
    			width: 198px;
    		}
    		
    		.e-newpageicon {
    			background-repeat: no-repeat;
    			height: 42px;
    			width: 42px;
    		}
    		
    		.e-bspagestyle {
    			line-height: 0;
    			font-size: 30px;
    		}
    		
    		.e-ribbon .e-ribbonbackstagepage .e-bsnewbtnstyle {
    			color: #212121;
    			background: #fdfdfd;
    			margin: 20px;
    		}
    </style>

    NOTE

    Height & width of backstage can be set using Height and Width, if these are not set, Ribbon’s Height & Width will be considered.

    You can add/remove/update backStage item to the ribbon control by using addBackStageItem, removeBackStageItem and updateBackStageItem methods. Also you can show/hide the backstage page in ribbon control by using showBackstage and [hideBackstage](https://help.syncfusion.com/api/js/ejribbon#methods:hidebackstage methods.