Backstage vs application menu?

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  1. Ronan
    Ronan avatar
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    Jul 2011

    Posted 08 May 2013 Link to this post

    Hey there,
    I'm pretty new with the ribbonview but i'm very confused with those 2 sub components, both seem to be pretty much the same thing to me (click on the topleft button, opens a zone).
    What differenciates them? Which one should i use in which case? Can and should both be used?
    I did look at the doc and manage to use both, but i really don't see where they differ in functional use.
  2. Pavel R. Pavlov
    Pavel R. Pavlov avatar
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    Posted 13 May 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Ronan,

    You are right that the two components are pretty similar. Please note that the ApplicationMenu was developed/designed with the already obsolete and deleted RadRibbonBar control. It was designed in consistency with the Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007 themes. With the RadRibbonView control came the Backstage component which is consistent with the design of the Microsoft Office 2010 theme.

    However, there are slight differences between those components. Most visible is that the Backstage is opened all over the available space, while the ApplicationMenu takes as much as it needs. Also, the ApplicationMenu has FooterContent which is not available in the Backstage. Furthermore, when SplitButtons are hosted in the ApplicationMenu you can open their content when you hover the button part. When they are hosted in the Backstage you have to click on the button to open the DropDownConten.

    Basically, you are allowed to use the most convenient component in your case.

    Kind regards,
    Pavel R. Pavlov
    the Telerik team

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