VSTO & .NET & Excel

February 24, 2009

Load Ribbon UI XML files

Filed under: .NET & Excel, VSTO & Excel — Dennis M Wallentin @ 12:25 am

For some years I have used one approach to load Ribbon XML files in VB.NET’s solutions. Recently I discovered that it exist a better approach. Perhaps not better but definitely a better looking “one line” solution. I find it interesting that we can always solve code related issues in one of three ways; bad, OK and excellent. In the most cases I solve them OK.

Anyway, the key to the better solution is to add the Ribbon XML file to the project’s Resource list. Next, in the GetCustomUI function the file is loaded in one go as we also can see in the picture below (line 28).


I guess I need to explore My.Resources more!

Kind regards,


1 Comment »

  1. how can i import ribbon xml into designer.cs ?

    Comment by martin — May 25, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

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