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WinXP problems after migration from Ribbon.dll to Ribon35.dll


In reference to my thread on CodeProject (, I attach a sample project (VC++2008) that does not work properly on Windows XP. This simple application has only four buttons: all works fine on Windows 7, but on XP none of them works good:
  • ribbonButton1 shows simple MessageBox, which is inactive: I can't even close it:
  • ribbonButton2 is a drop-down, which has two items: ribbonButton3 and ribbonButton4. Both have OnClick event that should show simple MessageBox. But it doesn't work.
  • Orb menu has one item, which should show another MessageBox, but it does not do.

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Closed Feb 24, 2013 at 7:18 PM by toAtWork
Issue is resolved


adriancs wrote Feb 6, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Hi, I have downloaded the project.... but... I'm not familiar with C++. So, not much I can guide you on this.
I do have test the ribbon35.DLL in XP (even in SP2). It runs as normal. MessageBox is displayed properly.
I'm not sure what is happening in your case.

wrote Feb 6, 2013 at 1:18 AM

adriancs wrote Feb 6, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Uploaded sample project of ribbon in C# that runs on XP.

toAtWork wrote Feb 6, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Fix for modal dialogs (e.g. MessageBox):

For non-modal dialogs I still have no idea...

mpower1985 wrote Feb 8, 2013 at 11:54 PM

@adriancs: if you change only one line in your code:
public partial class Form1 : Form
public partial class Form1 : RibbonForm
you'll get the same problems that I have.

Happily toAtWork suggestions seems to work like charm ;)

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