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WinRT XAML Toolkit - 1.5

Rating:        Based on 4 ratings
Reviewed:  4 reviews
Downloads: 6073
Change Set: f1d82b5e905b
Released: Jun 30, 2013
Updated: Apr 2, 2014 by xyzzer
Dev status: Beta Help Icon

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Release Notes


WinRT XAML Toolkit based on the Windows 8.0 and 8.1 Preview SDKs.

Do not download the source code from here if you are looking for latest updates!
You can download the latest source from the SOURCE CODE page.

For compiled version use NuGet.
You can add it to your project in Visual Studio by going to View/Other Windows/Package Manager Console and entering:
PM> Install-Package winrtxamltoolkit

  • Attachable Behaviors
  • AwaitableUI extensions
  • Composition library for visual tree rendering to WriteableBitmap
  • Controls
  • Converters
  • Debugging helpers (including a visual tree debugger)
  • Extension methods
  • Imaging helpers
  • IO helpers
  • VisualTree helpers
  • Samples

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Reviews for this release

Superb. It does things in ways just as you wish. It has high performance and is still robust! The best way to use it is downloading the source code and reference the project WinRTXamlToolkit in the project using it. There is an important bonus - one usually can get a quick answer in the Discussions section directly from the developer for any questions. Before anyone writes his own controls, converters, etc, one should check this kit first to see if it has already been done.
by zipswich on Mar 18, 2014 at 3:50 AM
I absolutely LOVE this toolkit. It's only a shame development on it has slowed down. It has saved me in my current Windows Store app with multiple controls. So far, I have not had any problems, though I haven't done a lot with it quite yet.
by nko12 on Mar 12, 2014 at 4:12 AM
Worth it for the LayoutTransformControl alone, the others are just icing on the cake.
by MrChris2000 on Jan 24, 2014 at 1:36 PM
I was worried when I started writing WinRT/Windows Store Apps that I was going to miss out on the ton of controls I have available to me on Windows Phone. Then I watched the author's video on this toolkit and I realized that I'd already found a terrific set of carefully designed eye-catching controls that amazingly are free and open source! If you are doing serious Windows Store App development this is a must-have toolkit!
by roschler on Jan 17, 2014 at 2:18 AM