Windows Community Toolkit Nuget Packages

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.

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 and RSS
Microsoft.Toolkit.Services .NET Standard NuGet package containing cross-platform services
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.Notifications.Javascript Notification Packages for JavaScript
Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.Services Services Package - This NuGet package includes the service helpers for Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft Graph, Twitter and more
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

Search in Visual Studio

Searching in Visual Studio package manager you should see a list similar to the one below (version numbers may be different, but names should be the same).

NuGet packages

Update Nuget Packages

The Windows Community Toolkit is updated regularly with new controls, services, APIs, and more importantly, bug fixes. To make sure you are on the latest version, open your project in Visual Studio, choose the Tools menu, select NuGet Package Manager -> Manage NuGet Packages for Solution... and select the Updates tab. Select the package you want to update and click Instal to update to the latest version.

Getting Started

Read the getting Started with the Windows Community Toolkit for more instructions on using these NuGet Packages in your own projects.

Windows 10 Store App

Want to see the controls and animations in action before jumping into the code? We have published the Windows Community Toolkit Sample App to the Windows 10 store. Download the app and play with the controls live to see what they do before ever writing a line of code.

GitHub Repository

Visit the Windows Community Toolkit Github Repository to see the current source code, what is coming next, and to clone the repository. Community contributions are welcome!