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.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).
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.
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.
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!