Thanks for contacting us and for the valuable feedback provided.
1. The positioning of the Contextual Tab Groups below the Quick Access Toolbar is known issue and we have not addressed it deliberately. In fact, as you may have noticed, the max-count of the Contextual Tab Groups in the Microsoft RibbonBar is adjusted in a way that they have enough space to appear correctly. Since we decided that we should give the opportunity to our customer to add as many Contextual Groups as they wish, the positioning of the groups may become hard to be properly adjusted. However, we are still working on the RadRibbonBar
layouts and we can assure you that we are going to provide proper solutions for the described cases. The specific case that you mentioned is also in our TODO list with the highest priority.
2. We are aware of this issue and I can assure you that we are working on it. Since the improvements in the new version of the RadRibbonBar
are mostly related to the integration of our new layout system, this task has been delayed for future releases.
3. Currently, the RadRibbonBar
uses its small images when there is not enough space for the chunks to be shown in their initial size. The RadRibbonBar
does not scale images internally because this is a time consuming operation. That is why the user is allowed to explicitly set small and large images in the Ribbon so that no scaling is performed. Moreover, this behavior is specified in the Microsoft Office UI Guidelines for the RibbonBar.
I hope this will make the issues clearer. As I already said, we are constantly working on RadRibbonBar layout and behavior and you can always get back to us if you have any suggestions or ideas that may improve the user experience when working with this control.
All the best,
the Telerik team