The Windows Community Toolkit is a collection of helper functions, custom controls, and app services...
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The Windows Community Toolkit is a collection of helper functions, custom controls, and app services. It simplifies and demonstrates common developer patterns when building experiences for Windows 10.
Please read the getting Started with the Windows Community Toolkit page for more detailed information about using the toolkit.
Want to see the toolkit in action before jumping into the code? Download and play with the Windows Community Toolkit Sample App from the Store.
NuGet is a standard package manager for .NET applications which is built into Visual Studio. To open the UI, from your open solution, choose the Tools menu > NuGet Package Manager > Manage NuGet packages for solution... . Enter one of the package names below to search for it online.
Once you do a 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 | .NET Standard NuGet package containing common code | | Microsoft.Toolkit.HighPerformance | .NET Standard and .NET Core NuGet package with performance oriented helpers, extensions, etc. | | Microsoft.Toolkit.Parsers | .NET Standard NuGet package containing cross-platform parsers, such as Markdown | | Microsoft.Toolkit.Services | .NET Standard NuGet package containing cross-platform services helpers, such as LinkedIn, Microsoft Graph, Twitter and more | | Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp | Main NuGet package includes code only helpers such as Colors conversion tool, 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.UI | UI Packages - XAML converters, Visual tree extensions, and other 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.UI.Controls.DataGrid | XAML DataGrid control | | Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Controls.Layout | XAML layout controls such as WrapLayout, StaggeredLayout, etc. | | Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Lottie | Library for rendering Adobe AfterEffects animations natively in Windows apps | | Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Media | Brushes, Win2D/Composition effects, and helpers to create visual effects | | Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.Connectivity | API helpers such as BluetoothLEHelper and Networking | | Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.DeveloperTools | XAML user controls and services to help developer building their app |
The Features list refers to all the currently available features that can be found in the Windows Community Toolkit. Most features should work with the October 2018 Update (1809) SDK 17763 and above; however, refer to specific documentation on each feature for more information.
The following dependencies are required for building the Windows Community Toolkit repo and sample app:
C++ (v142) Universal Windows Platform toolsoption under the UWP workload
Do you want to contribute? Here are our contribution guidelines.
Read what we plan for next iterations, and feel free to ask questions.
This project is supported by the .NET Foundation.