Yesterday’s entry has marked the completion of all planned core features for the version 4.0 of Flamingo component suite (code named Fainnear). Here is a short list of all the features that have been added to Flamingo ribbon component – click on each feature to see the screenshots and the relevant APIs.
- Contextual task groups
- Application title bar
- Main application menu button
- Pluggable resizing policies
- Minimizing the ribbon
- Horizontal scrolling for content under small widths
- Better support for placing core controls and button groups in ribbon bands
- Key tips
- Screen tips (AKA rich tooltips)
The ribbon component is ready for application testing and feedback. Release candidate is scheduled for January 26 and the final release is scheduled for February 9.
To see the Flamingo ribbon component in action under core look-and-feels, run the following WebStart demo:
To see the Flamingo ribbon component in action under Substance look-and-feel, run the following WebStart demo:
If you want to test the ribbon in your applications, you would need the following (the last two only for applications running under Substance look-and-feel):