For people who have tried the new MS office 2007, you will see that the IHM have a lot changed thanks to a new magical control named ribbon.
The ribbon is a control which will change depending on the context.
For example, if you select a sentence, a word, the whole texte, nothing, …, the ribon will show different menu item.
So this is great to only see what you need. And google support a great project with “Summer of Code 2007”, the ribbon project for mono. The project goal is done a ribbon control with GTK# for mono plateform.
I really want that someone done the same ribbon with winform!