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October 2012 - Windows Phone Toolkit

Rating:        Based on 27 ratings
Reviewed:  21 reviews
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Change Set: 80797
Released: Oct 30, 2012
Updated: Jun 8, 2013 by RohanTha
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes

What's New
  • Refactored project to support Windows Phone 7.1, 8.0 and more with maximum code sharing.
  • WP8 Map API extensions, including Modern PushPin control
  • LongListMultiSelector control, including Grid view multiselect.
  • Control themes updated to match WP8 UI
  • Large number of RTL bugs fixed now that RTL is a fully supported feature in WP8
  • 25+ bugs fixed
  • Contains all the fixes, improvements and new controls that were part of the September 2012 release, you can read more about that here: Windows Phone Toolkit – September 2012 Release
  • Removed LongListSelector as it’s now part of the SDK
  • Removed Tuple.cs
  • Removed PerformanceProgressBar (though we are taking the suggestion that we should add it back as a descendent of ProgressBar for backcompat)
  • Removed GestureListener

Given how popular and useful NuGet is along with the fact that it's included in Visual Studio 2012 the MSI-based installer for the toolkit has been deprecated in favor of installation via NuGet or compiling directly from source.
  • If you don't already have NuGet installed go to and install the NuGet Visual Studio extension
  • Ensure you have a version of NuGet >= 2.1 for WP8 projects
  • Once NuGet is installed install the Windows Phone Toolkit package from
  • Optionally you can download the source and compile the assembly yourself.

There is a full featured sample application that is checked in that shows the usage of all the Windows Phone Toolkit controls. It's highly recommended that you download the latest source and run the sample app to find examples of using the controls.

Reviews for this release

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by anhchdn on May 7, 2015 at 8:23 AM
this tool is nice
by every8d_keith on Jun 4, 2013 at 3:08 AM
Value property in custom PickerPageUri Page for DatePicker and TimePicker not wired. :( var page = e.Content as DateTimePickerPageBase;???
by iDreamTeam on May 11, 2013 at 5:06 PM
You cant develop anything on WP without this library
by basslk on May 9, 2013 at 9:08 AM
by erhan_uzun on May 8, 2013 at 11:45 PM
It's so helpful, thx very much.
by zll33 on May 7, 2013 at 7:45 AM
i have no idea
by sanderis on Mar 25, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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by joknyang on Mar 5, 2013 at 1:46 PM
This has made my app so much better!
by JaronAndre on Feb 28, 2013 at 11:25 PM
very good
by Gxcgl on Feb 23, 2013 at 8:33 AM
learning...I could not find the Switch Control in the Windows Phone 8 SDK,so I hope the package includes it :)
by HSmallda on Jan 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM
Where is the link o__O !!?
by AbdelkrimDev on Jan 19, 2013 at 8:14 PM
by dazzling on Jan 10, 2013 at 6:33 AM
Good this.Good this.Good this.
by lzw8347 on Dec 29, 2012 at 7:22 AM
The Map control extensions saved me so much time when porting from Windows Phone 7, great job!
by billreiss on Dec 10, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Hubtile presents an error. Sometime get black when turn de hubtile.
by elGeekalpha on Nov 22, 2012 at 6:21 PM
Good, more for developers!
by CSRedRat on Nov 22, 2012 at 6:18 AM
I like it,I can know how to design my project
by heyixiaoran on Nov 21, 2012 at 2:12 PM
We need vitualized wappanel urgently!!!
by HamGuy on Nov 21, 2012 at 7:37 AM
very very very very very very good
by flockmaster on Nov 19, 2012 at 1:48 AM
I want to develope the window phone.
by hwxie on Nov 14, 2012 at 3:13 AM