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Env: Win 7 MS Visual Studio 11

I need to select a ribbon category programmatically ...

I use: pMainFrame->m_wndRibbonBar.SetActiveCategory( pMainFrame->m_wndRibbonBar.GetCategory( 3), TRUE);
and this is selecting the right ribbon (index 3, the fourth category of the ribbon) when I run the exe in XP....

But this code selects the second category ( index 2) when used in Windows 7 !!!

Any idea what is the right way to select a given ribbon category ?

Thanks for your help

Posted 19-Nov-12 12:38pm

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Solution 1

Hello All

Problem Solved.... The trick is not to use the index but the name of the category...

Here is a function that do that:

int CYourClassName::ActivateCategoryByName( CString strCategoryName)
      // Grab Pointer to MainFrame 
  CMainFrame* pMainFrame = ( CMainFrame*) AfxGetMainWnd();

  // Grab Pointer to RibbonBar

  CMFCRibbonBar* pmrb = &pMainFrame->m_wndRibbonBar;

  // Get Category Count
  int nCategoryCount = pmrb->GetCategoryCount();

  // Scan Category

  for ( int nCategoryNdx = 0; nCategoryNdx < nCategoryCount; nCategoryNdx++)
    // Grab Pointer to Category

    CMFCRibbonCategory* pmrc = pmrb->GetCategory( nCategoryNdx);

    // Get Category Name

    CString strName = pmrc->GetName();

    // Check for Requested Category

    if ( strName == strCategoryName)
      pmrb->ShowCategory( nCategoryNdx, TRUE);

      pmrb->SetActiveCategory( pmrc, TRUE);		

      return nCategoryNdx;

  return -1;

Hesam Gholami 9-Sep-13 4:48am
I also have this problem,thank u

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