Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit - Feb 2011

Rating:        Based on 16 ratings
Reviewed:  7 reviews
Downloads: 86096
Change Set: 61619
Released: Feb 17, 2011
Updated: Aug 17, 2011 by jeffwilcox
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Application Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit - Feb 2011.msi
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Source Code Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit Source & Sample - Feb 2011.zip
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Release Notes

Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit Overview

Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit offers developers additional controls for Windows Phone application development, designed to match the rich user experience of the Windows Phone 7.

Suggestions? Features? Questions?

  • Ask questions in the Create.msdn.com forum.
  • Add bugs or feature requests to the Issue Tracker. Help us shape the Silverlight Toolkit with your feedback! Please clearly indicate that the work items and issues are for the phone toolkit.

What's new in February 2011?

  • New Components for Feb 2011
    • TiltEffect
    • PerformanceProgressBar
    • These are two top-requested features that are often used in projects, now included right in the toolkit instead of having to go to the samples on MSDN or blogs.
  • Introducing VB.NET samples
    • We now offer the samples project for Visual Basic phone developers.

Components in the Feb 2011 Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit

  • Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit Components
    • AutoCompleteBox
    • ContextMenu
    • DatePicker
    • GestureService/GestureListener
    • ListPicker
    • LongListSelector
    • Page Transitions
    • PerformanceProgressBar
    • TiltEffect
    • TimePicker
    • ToggleSwitch
    • WrapPanel

What's included in the source code?

The sources package includes:
  • Complete C# source code
  • Sample application in VB.NET and C#
    • AutoCompleteBox
    • ContextMenu
    • DatePicker and TimePicker
    • Gestures
    • ListPicker
    • LongListSelector
    • PerformanceProgressBar
    • TiltEffect
    • ToggleSwitch
    • Page Transitions
    • WrapPanel

Changes of note

You will find the complete change history in the Source Control tab. However, here's a summary of some of the bug fixes.
  • LongListSelector fixes relating to group comparisons, scroll extents, item appending and various null check improvements. Refactoring of much of the code, improvements to item recycling, conforming with ListBox with respect to SelectedItem binding updates, and other customer-reported issues.
  • LongListSelector background color for light themes was incorrect (customer-reported CodePlex issue 8291)
  • ListPicker bug fixes when coming back from tombstoning and Back button handling fixes
  • Transition class is now public per customer feedback. Transitions have been updated. The TransitionFrame Content is not hit test visible until ready to play its transition. Transitioning complex pages should be more consistent now. Pivot and Panorama pages transition now. Easing updates.
  • AutoCompleteBox does not SelectAll text when getting focus now.

Reviews for this release

     
bermuda - see the jquery mobile ui for cross mobile platform development tools. I think you'll be more than satisfied although you'll have a bit of a learning curve. I've liked the previous editions and the fixes guys keep it up :))) Some login controls would be nice (would help the disparity between other framework tools like asp.net, mvc, and ria that already have them built-in)
by uhm on Jul 8, 2011 at 1:34 PM
     
I am tried to use the Chart component with very mixed felling. The performance is not good and the designer in Visual Studio is crashing all the time. This needs for sure more work.
by ride4sun on Jun 20, 2011 at 2:07 PM
     
This really speaks to the Microsoft abandonment of SL as a full featured design paradigm for LOB applications. It is clear that MS is boiling it down to nothing more than a platform for mobile devices. What a real shame to what was a fantastic foundation.
by javamarket on Jun 8, 2011 at 6:41 PM
     
Very cool new stuff. Unfortunately quality has slipped. Memory use skyrocketed, exceptions all the time, faulty code. Hope that this wont be a new trend. Someone is in a hurry.
by darkares2 on May 12, 2011 at 6:00 AM
     
very good~~~
by fjsand on Mar 28, 2011 at 6:31 AM
     
Glad to see this, however I would really like to see Visual Studio be able to develop Android Apps.
by BermudaLamb on Mar 25, 2011 at 10:34 PM
     
A great start at getting best of breed UI tools into the hands of WP7 developers.
by andrewwillett on Mar 4, 2011 at 12:11 AM