Help: which controls you can use on your tabs

Available Controls

List of the Ribbon Controls you can use on the Tabs

The following Ribbon Controls are available in the xlCompiler:

  • Button
  • ComboBox
  • Command Button
  • Drop Button
  • Label
  • Separator
  • Text Box
  • Button

    Image with a text (optional). Image could be 16 x 16 or 32 x 32 pixels.


    This control is similar to the usual Windows Combobox Form Control. Just a drop down list of items. Which is optionally editable.

    Command Button

    Button without image. It has only caption. It looks like a standard button on the dialog box.

    Drop Button

    Button control with image and optional caption. It has a small Drop Button sign and shows menu when drop sign is pressed.


    Standard Windows Label control. It is widely used on the Ribbon Tabs.


    Vertical divider between 2 groups of buttons.

    Text Box

    Editable text field. Similar to the Windows Edit Control. As an extension it has Prompt property. Prompt is a text which is shown with muted italic font when TextBox is empty.

    Print Tab on the image below is a good example of the different Ribbon controls:

    Print Tab