4.4.7 Subitems Collection Editor Dialog Box (UI Designer)

If you add a button group, split button, or gallery control to the Ribbon, you must specify subitems (buttons and menus) for that control.

Choose from the available subitems:



Add a Button, Split Button, or Gallery to a control. The control you select in the Insert Controls pane of the UI Designer determines the subitems you can add; for example, if you select Button Group, you can select any of the subitems.


Removes the selected control type from the list.

Move Up / Move Down

Moves the selected control up or down in the list.

Subitem Settings


Use to identify the control when programming with the Reflection API.

NOTE:See "Dynamically Changing the User Interface" in the VBA Guide or the .NET API Guide.


Select to display the control. You can use the Reflection API to show or hide the control.


Select to enable the control. You can use the Reflection API to enable or disable the control.


Shows the action assigned to the control.

Select Action

Click to specify an action for the selected control in the Select Action dialog box.

Modify Subitems

Click to add subitems to a control. For example, if you add a gallery to a button group in the Subitems Collection Editor dialog box, click Modify Subitems to add buttons to the menu for that gallery.

Change settings

Select to allow changes to the label, image, tooltip, and description of the control.

NOTE:Changes to these settings overwrite the default properties of the selected action.


Specifies the text that appears on the control.

NOTE:An ampersand (&) in front of a character in a label indicates that the character will function as a keyboard accelerator key.


Shows the image that appears on the control. If you don't select an image, an orange circle with an exclamation point appears.

Select Image

Click to browse for a .PNG or .JPEG image to appear on the control.


Enter a heading that appears when the pointer is held over the control.


Enter a description that appears (below the heading) when the pointer is held over the control.


Click to clear any of changes you've made and restore the default properties of the assigned action.