We've added Microsoft Office Application Menu 2010 (also known as Backstage) functionality so a developer can add easy access to task-centered functions in the WPF applications. The Backstage feature of the Ribbon control displays information to the end user that is not directly related to the current, active stream.
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  13.1 WPF Ribbon
 
Recreate the Windows 7 scenic ribbon with the Aero theme. 

Allows for an exact recreation of the Windows 7 Scenic Ribbon with the Aero Theme.
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Allows for an exact recreation of Microsoft Office 2007's Fluid Ribbon.
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Users can recreate the exact look and feel of the Microsoft Office 2007 Fluid ribbon.  

Tabs categorize a ribbon of related features, while groups organize related functions collectively together within expandable layout panels of the ribbon window.
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Utilize the WPF ribbon tabs and groups feature to further organize your applications functions. 
Use the WPF ribbon gallery to scroll through a list of pictured options that help users make a decision. 

Help users choose from related options by exposing them with pictoral thumbnails in a scrollable gallery.
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Display commonly used tools in a compact, quick access toolbar (QAT) that users can add/remove tools from.
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Users can use the quick access toolbar to access the more commonly used functions easily. 
The WPF ribbon application menu allows users to "hide" a menu out of view.  

Compact and convenient, the application menu can be tucked out of view until users need it and then it's easy to access.
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Contextual tabs can display a caption above the ribbon window to highlight functions to the user for a context-sensitive task.
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Users can see a caption above the ribbon to provide further context to what is contained within those tabs.