A Tour of Windows Phone Toolkit
A Tour of Windows Phone Toolkit
Written by Alex Denham   
Thursday, 22 November 2012

The Microsoft Windows Phone Toolkit team has announced the release of the Windows Phone 8 version of the Windows Phone Toolkit and provided an overview of its features.

As we reported at the time, the WP8 SDK was released on October 31st and now, three weeks later, Microsoft has blogged about its availability.

The main feature of the new toolkit, according to Adam Denning, is the fact it includes both the Windows Phone 7 and 8 kits in a single package.

Other changes are Map API extensions for Windows Phone 8, including a Modern PushPin control. There’s a new LongListMultiSelector control that lets you have multiple selections on Grid view, and the control themes have been updated to match the Windows Phone 8 UI. A number of bug fixes have also been incorporated.

longlistmultis

 

The blog post gives step-by-step instructions for installing the SDK, being careful to remind you that it requires NuGet version 2.1. It also gives steps for writing a simple “hello world” unit test using the Windows Phone Toolkit Test Framework.

This is a useful post for beginners to Windows Phone development but has misled some developers into thinking there's a new release due to its timing.

 

 
To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, install the I Programmer Toolbar, subscribe to the RSS feed, follow us on, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Linkedin,  or sign up for our weekly newsletter.
 

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Banner


.NET Core Version 1 Released - So What?
29/06/2016

In some senses this is a momentous event - Microsoft has a Version 1 of the cross-platform open source .NET Core. But is it momentous more because of the change in approach it signals, or is there som [ ... ]



Assembler In The Top Ten Languages For July
13/07/2016

The TIOBE index is strange and hasn't got any absolute meaning, but changes are always interesting because they generally mean that something is going on. This month we have to explain why assembly ha [ ... ]


More News

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 November 2012 )
 
 

   
Banner
RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2016 i-programmer.info. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.