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How do I update a RibbonComboBox in a WPF Application?

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Hi

I am creating a WPF Ribbon Application with Visual Basic .NET.

On the Ribbon, I have created a RibbonComboBox.  I have also created a collection (in code) of items and set that as my ItemSource for the RibbonComboBox at run-time.  This works fine and the items show up in the RibbonComboBox.

However, how do I get the RibbonComboBox to display the item I select from the list?  When I drop the box down and select something, it does not update to display the selected item - the field just stays empty.  I tried setting the Text property but this does not seem to work.  How do you get the RibbonComboBox to display the selected item?

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Vyyk
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Hi Vyyk,

since there's been no answer to your question yet, I thought I'd share my "experience" with the Microsoft's WPF Ribbon. A word of warning though: I'm definitely no expert on WPF and I just played around a bit with the Ribbon earlier this year out of curiosity.
I remember that I adding a RibbonGallery and a RibbonGalleryCategory to the RibbonComboBox did the trick for me (see the sample at the end of the MSDN entry on the RibbonBox class here).
I don't know if that's the only or the best way to do it, but it's the only one I know of.

I hope that points you at least in the right direction.
Frank
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Hi Frank,

Brilliant - it took me quite a while to figure out how to do this at run-time but that article helped a great deal nonetheless.  Many thanks!  My hero :)

All the best
Vykk \o/
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for Vyyk_Drago's comment http:/Q_27318252.html#36574374

for the following reason:

Awesome - would not have managed to figure it out without reference to the article referred to by the poster.
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Ack, I misclicked the accept button.  Please award the solution to Effe for posting a solution.

Thanks
Vyyk
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