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Microsoft® Access® 2010 Inside Out by Jeff Conrad and John Viescas

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Creating Custom Ribbons with XML

Throughout this book, you’ve seen how to use the ribbon commands on the four main tabs—Home, Create, External Data, and Database Tools—as well as on the many contextual tabs. You even might have noticed the custom ribbons we created in the Conrad Systems Contacts (Contacts.accdb), Housing Reservations (Housing.accdb), and Back Office Software System (BOSS.accdb) sample databases when you opened any of the forms and reports used by the application. In the following sections, you’ll learn what steps are necessary to create a simple custom ribbon for a form. You’ll see how to create Extensible Markup Language (XML) for this ribbon, which displays existing groups from the four main ribbon tabs. You’ll also create a ...

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