Group

TabGroup is a collection of logical content groups that are combined under related Tab. Each TabGroup can be defined using ContentGroup or custom content.

Adding Tab Groups

TabGroup items can be added to RibbonTabs by specifying Text and corresponding TabContent to be displayed. The ContentGroup can be specified as either with Content collection, ContentID or CustomContent. You can add tab group dynamically in the ribbon control with given tab index, tab group object and group index position by using addTabGroup method.

Adding Content

Add TabContent to TabGroup item which is based on Type of content specified. The available types are Button , SplitButton, ToggleButton,Gallery, and DropDownList.

ContentGroup and ContentDefaults can be added with the TabContent. You can add group content dynamically in the ribbon control with given tab index, group index, content, content index and sub group index position by using addTabGroupContent.

Defaults

The tabs.groups.content.defaults.height, tabs.groups.content.defaults.width,
tabs.groups.content.defaults.type, tabs.groups.content.defaults.isBig property to the controls in the group can be specified commonly.

The Height & Width applicable to Button, SplitButton, DropDownList ,ToggleButton controls and IsBig applicable to only Button controls ( Button, Split , Toggle).

Adding Content Groups

Controls such as button, split button, dropdown list, toggle button, gallery in the subgroup of the Ribbon tab can be rendered. All of these can be customized using its corresponding settings property such as ButtonSettings, DropdownSettings, etc.

Custom controls or items (such as table, div etc.) can be added when the Type set as Custom. ContentDefaults control settings of TabGroup can be specified for an individual group instead of specifying them to group’s collection commonly.

Tooltip and Custom Tooltip can be specified for each TabGroup controls.

  • html
  • <ej:Ribbon ID="defaultRibbon" runat="server" Width="500px">
    		<ApplicationTab MenuItemID="ribbonmenu" Type="Menu">
    			<MenuSettings OpenOnClick="false"></MenuSettings>
    		</ApplicationTab>
    		<RibbonTabs>
    			<ej:RibbonTab Id="home" Text="HOME">
    				<TabGroupCollection>
    					<ej:TabGroup Text="Clipboard" AlignType="Columns">
    						<ContentCollection>
    							<ej:TabContent>
    								<ContentDefaults Width="50" Height="75" Type="SplitButton" />
    								<ContentGroupCollection>
    									<ej:ContentGroup Id="paste" ToolTip="Paste">
    										<SplitButtonSettings ButtonMode="Dropdown" ArrowPosition="Bottom" TargetID="pasteul" ContentType="TextAndImage" PrefixIcon="e-icon e-ribbon e-ribbonpaste" />
    									</ej:ContentGroup>
    								</ContentGroupCollection>
    							</ej:TabContent>
    						</ContentCollection>
    					</ej:TabGroup>
    					<ej:TabGroup Text="Font" AlignType="Columns">
    						<ContentCollection>	
    							<ej:TabContent>
    								<ContentDefaults Width="75" Height="30" IsBig="false" Type="ToggleButton" />
    								<ContentGroupCollection>
    									<ej:ContentGroup Id="cut">
    										<ToggleButtonSettings DefaultText="Cut" ActiveText="Cut Over" />
    									</ej:ContentGroup>
    									<ej:ContentGroup Id="copy">
    										<ToggleButtonSettings DefaultText="Copy" ActiveText="Copy Over" />
    									</ej:ContentGroup>	
    								</ContentGroupCollection>
    							</ej:TabContent>
    						</ContentCollection>
    					</ej:TabGroup>
    				</TabGroupCollection>
    			</ej:RibbonTab>
    		</RibbonTabs>
    	</ej:Ribbon>	
    	<ul id="ribbonmenu">
    		<li><a>FILE</a>
    			<ul>
    				<li><a>Open</a></li>
    			</ul>
    		</li>
    	</ul>
    	<ul id="pasteul">
    		<li><a>Paste</a></li>
    	</ul>

    Enable Separator

    Set “true” to EnableSeparator.Separates the control from the next control in the group when group AlignType is Rows.

  • html
  • <ej:Ribbon ID="defaultRibbon" runat="server" Width="500px">
    		<ApplicationTab MenuItemID="ribbonmenu" Type="Menu">
    			<MenuSettings OpenOnClick="false"></MenuSettings>
    		</ApplicationTab>
    		<RibbonTabs>
    			<ej:RibbonTab Id="home" Text="HOME">
    				<TabGroupCollection>
    					<ej:TabGroup Text="New" AlignType="Rows">
    						<ContentCollection>
    							<ej:TabContent>
    								<ContentDefaults Height="75" Type="Button" />
    								<ContentGroupCollection>
    									<ej:ContentGroup Id="new" Text="New" ToolTip="New" EnableSeparator="true">
    										<ButtonSettings Width="100" />
    									</ej:ContentGroup>
    									<ej:ContentGroup Id="font" Text="Font" ToolTip="Font">
    										<ButtonSettings Width="150" />
    									</ej:ContentGroup>
    								</ContentGroupCollection>
    							</ej:TabContent>
    						</ContentCollection>
    					</ej:TabGroup>
    				</TabGroupCollection>
    			</ej:RibbonTab>
    		</RibbonTabs>
    	</ej:Ribbon>	
    	<ul id="ribbonmenu">
    		<li><a>FILE</a>
    			<ul>
    				<li><a>Open</a></li>
    			</ul>
    		</li>
    	</ul>

    Adding Custom Content

    Set ContentGroup Type as custom to add custom items such as div, table and custom controls. With type as custom, content can be added in two ways as specified below.

    • HTML contents can be directly added into the groups as string content using CustomContent property.

    • Custom template id can be specified to render those specific custom template using ContentID property.

  • html
  • <ej:Ribbon ID="defaultRibbon" runat="server" Width="500px">
    		<ApplicationTab MenuItemID="ribbonmenu" Type="Menu">
    			<MenuSettings OpenOnClick="false"></MenuSettings>
    		</ApplicationTab>
    		<RibbonTabs>
    			<ej:RibbonTab Id="home" Text="HOME">
    				<TabGroupCollection>
    					<ej:TabGroup Text="New" Type="custom" CustomContent="<Button id='CustomContent'>Using Custom Content</Button>">
    					</ej:TabGroup>
    					<ej:TabGroup Text="Data" Type="custom" ContentID="btn">
    					</ej:TabGroup>
    				</TabGroupCollection>
    			</ej:RibbonTab>
    		</RibbonTabs>
    	</ej:Ribbon>	
    	<ul id="ribbonmenu">
    		<li><a>FILE</a>
    			<ul>
    				<li><a>Open</a></li>
    			</ul>
    		</li>
    	</ul>
    	<button id="btn">Using Content ID</button>

    Group Expander

    Set enableGroupExpander as true to show Group Expander for each group in Tab. These expanders can be customized using groupExpand event, such as to show popup dialog. To specify tooltip for the group expander of the group tabs.groups.groupExpanderSettings and
    tabs.groups.groupExpanderSettings.toolTip can be used.

  • html
  • <ej:Ribbon ID="defaultRibbon" runat="server" Width="500px" GroupExpand="groupExpand">
    		<ApplicationTab MenuItemID="ribbonmenu" Type="Menu">
    			<MenuSettings OpenOnClick="false"></MenuSettings>
    		</ApplicationTab>
    		<RibbonTabs>
    			<ej:RibbonTab Id="home" Text="HOME">
    				<TabGroupCollection>
    	
    					<ej:TabGroup Text="New" Type="custom" ContentID="btn" EnableGroupExpander="true">
    					</ej:TabGroup>
    				</TabGroupCollection>
    			</ej:RibbonTab>
    		</RibbonTabs>
    	</ej:Ribbon>	
    	<ul id="ribbonmenu">
    		<li><a>FILE</a>
    			<ul>
    				<li><a>Open</a></li>
    			</ul>
    		</li>
    	</ul>
    	<button id="btn">Home button</button>	
    	<script type="text/javascript">
    		function groupExpand(arg) {
    			alert("Group expander click triggered")
    		}
    	</script>