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June 2013 - Windows Phone Toolkit

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Reviewed:  3 reviews
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Change Set: 85255
Released: Jun 11, 2013
Updated: Jun 11, 2013 by shawnoster
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Release Notes


The MSI-based installer for the toolkit has been deprecated in favor of installation via NuGet or compiling directly from source.
  • If you have Visual Studio 2012 installed congratulations you already have NuGet!
  • 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.
  • If you're compiling the source yourself you'll also need the Multilingual App Toolkit for Visual Studio 2012 to avoid warnings that the localized resx files are missing.

What's New

Localization Update

WPToolkit controls are now completely localized to support all the cultures that are natively supported by Windows Phone 8.0. This was done with the help of the Multilingual App Toolkit for Visual Studio 2012.

The following localizations are available:

Windows Phone 8.0

Windows Phone 7.5
Same as before but with a some changes in the names of the cultures supported

The specific changes for WP75 are:
cs -> cs-cz
el -> el-GR
da -> da-DK
fi -> fi-FI
hu -> hu-HU
ja -> ja-JP
ko -> ko-KR
pl -> pl-PL
ru -> ru-RU

Gesture Listener Sample

The gesture listener sample has been updated show how Windows Phone 8.0 apps can avoid a dependency on the XNA assemblies.


A new sample control which shows how to create a speech-enabled TextBox by extending the PhoneTextbox to use speech recognition on WP8.

Bug Fixes

As always there are some great bugs fixes in this release.

Full list of fixes

Top five bug fixes
10602 HubTile disappears when region is not en-us
10575 Navigation from CustomMessageBox Dismissed event causes NullReferenceException
10572 SlideInEffect & TurnstileFeatherEffect not working for LongListSelector in WP8 Toolkit
10582 System.Tuple conflicts with Microsoft.Bcl nuget package
10583 Localized resources not being included in NuGet package


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

Seriusly no dokumentation? Only one thing needed: steb by step instructions, how to use...
by freeubi on Aug 14, 2013 at 8:37 PM
vrey good!
by cangbom on Jul 12, 2013 at 9:32 AM
good 。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。
by aesping on Jun 19, 2013 at 12:50 PM