UWP Community Toolkit
The UWP Community Toolkit is a collection of helper functions, custom controls, and app services. It simplifies and demonstrates common developer tasks building UWP apps for Windows 10.
|Target||Branch||Status||Recommended Nuget packages version|
|Pre-release beta testing||dev|
Please read the getting Started with the UWP Toolkit page for more detailed information about using the toolkit.
UWP Community Toolkit Sample App
Want to see the toolkit in action before jumping into the code? Download and play with the UWP Toolkit Sample App from the Store.
NuGet is a standard package manager for .NET applications that is built into Visual Studio. From your open solution choose the Tools menu, NuGet Package Manager, Manage NuGet packages for solution... to open the UI. Enter one of the package names below to search for it online.
Once you search you should see a list similar to the one below (versions may be different, but names should be the same).
|NuGet Package Name||description|
|Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp||Main NuGet package includes code only helpers such as Colors conversion tool, Internet Connection detection, Storage file handling, a Stream helper class, etc.|
|Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.Notifications||Notifications Package - Generate tile, toast, and badge notifications for Windows 10 via code. Includes intellisense support to avoid having to use the XML syntax.|
|Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.Services||Services Package - This NuGet package includes the service helpers for Bing, Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft Graph and Twitter.|
|Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI||UI Packages - XAML converters, Visual tree extensions and helpers for your XAML UI.|
|Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Animations||Animations and Composition behaviors such as Blur, Fade, Rotate, etc.|
|Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Controls||XAML Controls such as RadialGauge, RangeSelector, etc.|
|Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.DeveloperTools||XAML user controls and services to help developer building their app|
- Incremental Loading Collection
- Object Storage
Feedback and Requests
Do you want to contribute? Here are our contribution guidelines.
- Principle #1: The toolkit will be kept simple.
- Principle #2: As soon as a comparable feature is available in the Windows SDK for Windows 10, it will be marked as deprecated.
- Principle #3: All features will be supported for two Windows SDK for Windows 10 release cycles or until another principle supersedes it.
Read what we plan for next iterations, and feel free to ask questions.
This project is supported by the .NET Foundation.