Please read my original posting (and all of them). You tell me if that's polite enough.
Perhaps I have a different perspective to you, and admittedly perhaps not the whole picture.
I am not happy when I don't get a response, because it is difficult then for me to make use of LabVIEW which I have invested vast amounts of my own time and money into. I do not however take it out on anyone here, especially if they don't work for NI.
As a former AE for NI my understanding is that it is their responsibility to answer any questions, otherwise I can just hassle the local AE. So when I get no response or resolution from NI then I am not happy with this; that is true.
I won't go into it anymore as I have work to do. I don't think that I am being rude. Don't take it personally, I try to make my questions interesting for everyone;-)
To your question: Yes!
Obviously a ribbon bar is a Tab-structure with all kinds of buttons arranged in a small upper portion of the Front panel. With basic LabView skills you can make a ribbon bar without Microsoft stuff. But you can costumize LV buttons with Office icons (and I do know how to costumize LV controls).
Did you ever asked Microsoft for a solution? Do you think you get an answer? Do you think you get an answer if you talk to them like in this forum?
Check out this thread for the RibbonControlsLibrary.dll link: