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RibbonX API: Extend The 2007 Office System With Your Own Ribbon Tabs And Controls

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If you want to create your own professional looking tabs and controls in Office, check out the RibbonX API of the 2007 Microsoft Office system.

Eric Faller

MSDN Magazine February 2007

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But if i use http://localhost:1000 - everythign works fine.

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