Straight from Microsoft Windows Phone developer platform team - Windows Phone Toolkit provides the developer community with new components, functionality, and an efficient way to help shape product development. WPToolkit releases include open source code, samples & docs, plus design-time support for the Windows Phone platform.

Windows Phone Toolkit

Latest release date – June 7th 2013

Components in #WPToolkit

  • AutoCompleteBox
  • ContextMenu
  • CustomMessageBox
  • DateTimeConverters
  • DateTimePickers
  • Effects – SlideInEffect, TiltEffect and TurnstileFeatherEffect
  • ExpanderView
  • HubTile
  • ListPicker
  • LongListMultiSelector
  • Map extensions
  • PhoneTextBox
  • RatingControl
  • ToggleSwitch
  • Navigation transitions
  • WrapPanel
  • LongListSelector for 7.x
  • MultiSelect for 7.x
  • Samples are included in the source code.

FAQs -

Q - I have WP8 SDK and I installed the NuGet package, it is still installing the 7.1 version of the toolkit assembly, or I get an error – “You are trying to install this package into a project that targets 'WindowsPhone,Version=v8.0', but the package does not contain any assembly references that are compatible with that framework.”

A – You have an older version of NuGet. Install the latest NuGet from www.NuGet.org . Close and restart all the instances of Visual Studio. Now install the package. It will install correctly. WP8 projects are supported from Nuget 2.1 onwards.

 

Blogs & Tweets

Official: Windows Phone Developer Blog
Executives: Joe Belfiore
Evangelists: Jaime Rodriguez, Pete Brown
Developers, Designers, Geeks: David Anson, Dave Relyea, Jeff Wilcox, Shawn Oster, Tim Heuer, Jason R. Shaver, Rohan Thakkar

Open Source

  • We cannot include any source code that you send us through the CodePlex project (through comments, patches, or items in the Issue Tracker). However, we do welcome all feedback.
  • Please review the Quality Bands for information on the support and quality level of the toolkit components.
  • Feel free to use the source in your apps, controls, and products - have fun!
  • Last edited Jun 11, 2013 at 9:38 PM by RohanTha, version 32