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Designing Custom ribbons with custom icons
« on: October 01, 2015, 02:08:27 PM »
I would like to make my own custom ribbon with custom icons.

I can only find old information about this:


Is this still valid and the best way to make a custom ribbon with custom icons for Visio 2016?

Thank you for your help!
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Re: Designing Custom ribbons with custom icons
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2015, 03:40:28 AM »

Where do you want your custom ribbon to appear and what will it do?

Normally the answer is a code based one.  If you're producing a VSTO Addin then there's a Ribbon item template or designer that will help you.

You can also add a custom tab and items using VBA see:
If you want to use existing Office controls then you can look up the respective control ids (idMso) here:  I don't think you're able to use custom images without code.

And for icons you can download and (slowly) browse the builtin icons Office 2010 Add-In: Icons Gallery (I'm not aware of a newer version)

Hope that helps.

Best regards

John Goldsmith - Visio MVP