Show or hide Office menu bar
Show or hide Word, Excel, PowerPoint menu bar programmatically.
Office Ribbons interface gave users
easy access to several tasks and segregated them to provide
one click access to otherwise hidden features. Office 2010
also supports the same ribbons.
However not many people need the new ribbon feature and
many people want to get rid of them.
This article explains how to hide menu
bar in the Word and Excel documents
Firstly, please make sure you have installed Edraw Office Viewer
Component V7.x. If you haven't the version, please download
Then the following example will demo how
to open a word or excel document without menu bar on a VB.NET page.
Edraw Office Viewer
Create a blank
Add Edraw Office Viewer Component
in your form through customizing toolbox window as shown
- Select the Edraw
Office Viewer Component and click the Property
Window. Add event NotifyCtrlReady.
- Add the codes:
Private Sub btnOpenExcel1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As
System.EventArgs) Handles btnOpenExcel1.Click
Private Sub AxEDOffice1_NotifyCtrlReady(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e
As System.EventArgs) Handles AxEDOffice1.NotifyCtrlReady
AxEDOffice1.Toolbars = False
Run the project and you can see the Excel program has hide the
menu bar and toolbar. Note: The Ribbon bar in Office 2007/2010 is not a
commandbar. So you need to set the toolbars as false to hide the ribbon menu bar.
For the Office 2000/2003, the ShowMenubar(false) will hide the standard menu in
the office. Then the Toolbars will hide the standard commandbar.
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