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This is a known issue with RadRibbonBar and CodedUI. You can find the issue in our Feedback Portal
on the following address: UI for Winforms Feedback Portal - FIX. CodedUI playback does not able to recognize a button placed in RibbonBar
I can confirm that a workaround as the one you are using is usable in this case.
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