DropDownButtonLib

The DropDownButtonLib project supplies drop down controls that are based on a button. This project is based on the drop down control contained in the Extended WPF Toolkit™ Community Edition:https://wpftoolkit.codeplex.com/ from Xceed.

This project includes some bugfixes to the original implementation and extends the original controls:
  • DropDownButton, SplitButton

with:
  • DropDownItemsButton, SplitItemsButton

controls. The original implementation (DropDownButton, SplitButton) can be used to drop down and interact with single drop down items, while the extended controls (DropDownItemsButton, SplittItemsButton) are based on an ItemsControl and can thus be with multiple drop down items (in a similar fashion as a ComboBox or ListBox).

The DropDown button shows a drop down element that gives users a way of editing something and confirming it with Cancel or OK (this works similar to a dialog but in a drop down scenario)
DropDownButton.png

The Split button has a drop down section and a button.
The drop down element gives you a way of editing/selecting in a similar scenario as in the DropDownButton shown above, while the button itself can be used like a shortcut that refers to the last selected element.
SplitButton.png
The DropDown button shows a drop down element which can be used to select one element out of many. This could also be implemented with the DropDownButton control but it is much easier with this control since it already contains an ItemsControl inside the drop down element.
DropDownItemsButton.png

The Split button has a drop down section and a button.
The drop down element gives you a way of selecting from among many elements while the button itself can be used like a shortcut that refers to the last selected element.
SplitItemsButton.png

This is a screenshot of the MainWindow of the included Test Application. The complete implementation is MVVM compliant and all controls are fully themeable (look-less controls).
MainTestWindow.png

Last edited Jun 24, 2014 at 7:20 PM by dirkster, version 9