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How to activate Tab on the Ribbon?

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03-31-2010 11:23 PM
Hi All. How to activate specific Tab on the Ribbon by VB.Net code? Exist any way how to "bring to front" my own Ribbon Tab?

Thanks Martin
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Re: How to activate Tab on the Ribbon?

04-01-2010 04:29 AM in reply to: jursa_martin

It's VBA, but the way is the same.

Sub ChangePanelToToolsTab()

' Get the ribbon associated with the part document
Dim oPartRibbon As Ribbon
Set oPartRibbon = ThisApplication.UserInterfaceManager.Ribbons.Item("Part")

' Get your own tab
Dim oTab As RibbonTab
Set oTab = oPartRibbon.RibbonTabs.Item("your_own_tab_name")

'activate it
oTab.Active = True

End Sub
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Re: How to activate Tab on the Ribbon?

04-02-2010 12:57 AM in reply to: jursa_martin
Hi krieg, thanks for reply, your code working fine. I appreciate your help.

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Re: How to activate Tab on the Ribbon?

04-24-2012 11:36 PM in reply to: krieg

Its not working, 


oTab = oPartRibbon.RibbonTabs.Item("Test")

got error on this above line

how to resolve this

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Re: How to activate Tab on the Ribbon?

05-09-2012 05:38 PM in reply to: amitk_189

The name you use to specify the tab in the internal name that was assigned when the tab was created.  This may or may not be the same as the displayed name on the tab.  With the information you've given that's the only thing I can think of that might be wrong.

Brian Ekins
Developer Technical Services
Autodesk Developer Network
Autodesk, Inc.

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