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Windows Phone Toolkit - August 2011 (7.1 SDK)

Rating:        Based on 28 ratings
Reviewed:  24 reviews
Downloads: 73768
Change Set: 69081
Released: Aug 17, 2011
Updated: Nov 15, 2011 by jeffwilcox
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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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 7.1 SDK.

Suggestions? Features? Questions?

  • Ask questions in the 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 August 2011?

New Components for Aug 2011
  • Smooth new LongListSelector designed for Windows Phone 7.1 OS
  • MultiselectList
  • LockablePivot
  • HubTile
  • ExpanderView
  • LocalizedResources
  • DateTimeConverters
  • DateTimePickers
  • HeaderedItemsControl
  • PhoneTextBox
  • Improved Transitions performance
  • Improved ContextMenu performance
  • ListPicker supports multiselect
  • Various bug fixes

Components in the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit

Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit Components
  • AutoCompleteBox
  • ContextMenu
  • DatePicker
  • DateTimeConverters
  • DatePicker
  • ExpanderView
  • GestureService/GestureListener
  • HeaderedItemsControl
  • HubTile
  • ListPicker
  • LocalizedResources
  • LockablePivot
  • LongListSelector
  • MultiselectList
  • Page Transitions
  • PerformanceProgressBar
  • PhoneTextBox
  • TiltEffect
  • TimePicker
  • ToggleSwitch
  • WrapPanel

What's included in the source code?

The sources package includes:
  • Complete C# source code
    • Open Source Microsoft Public License
  • Sample application in VB.NET and C#
    • AutoCompleteBox
    • ContextMenu
    • DatePicker and TimePicker
    • DateTimeConverters
    • ExpanderView
    • Gestures
    • HubTile
    • ListPicker
    • LockablePivot
    • LongListSelector
    • MultiselectList
    • PerformanceProgressBar
    • PhoneTextBox
    • TiltEffect
    • ToggleSwitch
    • 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.
  • AutoCompleteBox focuses correctly after hitting return in the control.
  • ListPicker fixed to correctly bind BorderBrush.
  • ListPicker no longer opens on a “swipe” gesture.
  • ListPicker allows for retrieval of ActualFullModeItemTemplate.
  • LongListSelector smoothed for improved UI performance.
  • The out transition from a page immediately begins, yielding improved perception of performance. Transition values have been slightly tweaked.
  • Hitting the back button during a transition no longer causes a crash.

Reviews for this release

thanks for this nice and gratis work
by Davyka on May 9, 2014 at 11:03 AM
by minhmanh27 on Mar 12, 2014 at 8:05 PM
Most needed controls for Windows Phone developers!
by Raamakrishnan on Feb 14, 2014 at 8:27 AM
very good.
by quyenlm on Nov 1, 2012 at 1:12 PM
Context menu is not working on tap and you get an exception. It only works on Hold event. Is there some information when will this be fixed?
by smaartmobile2 on Nov 30, 2011 at 12:03 PM
in your 70993 release, you missed 2 files in your project.
by wgc6523872 on Nov 3, 2011 at 3:54 PM
Just click show all file then go to PhoneToolkitSample\Images delete København.jpg and add K+©benhavn.jpg with Build Action Content
by fscavo on Oct 25, 2011 at 2:37 PM
Just as the wp7.1 tools went through a number of releases, this needs a couple of bug fix releases to sweeten it. Some items were broken in this release and some just behave weird.
by dbau56789 on Oct 13, 2011 at 5:52 AM
ListPicker not working while nested in scrollViewer, regresssion.
by lagosr on Oct 4, 2011 at 6:30 AM
Keep getting "invalid pointers" when I bind to longlistselector. This worked all fine in WP7.0 version
by underberg on Sep 21, 2011 at 9:48 PM
Doesn't compile out of the box because the K++benhavn.jpg/København.jpg issue, first mentioned in this review forum on 8/19, that's two weeks ago (I downloaded the TK only today, still same issue). Fix is easy (rename/re-compile) but such an error right out of the box makes you a little worried for sure. Sample app does a great job though once it's working.
by svenf on Sep 5, 2011 at 5:35 AM
ListPicker is trashed... will not open with in scrollviewer
by mvermef on Aug 28, 2011 at 4:57 AM
Awesome work. Hope more of these start to make it into the core, or that there is a way to update this automatically for users.
by jasonshortphd on Aug 27, 2011 at 6:59 AM
yes ,i am very interesting in this topic,abosulutely yes
by manbuman on Aug 27, 2011 at 4:48 AM
per givisco - XAP packaging failed -> solution -> exclude København.jpg file from Images - fix it ? might smoke some folks...
by j_healy on Aug 25, 2011 at 6:33 PM
XAP packaging failed -> solution -> exclude København.jpg file from Images or create it....
by gviscoli on Aug 24, 2011 at 10:40 AM
Xap packaging failed. Object reference not set to an instance of an object!! who can help me ?
by hellenism on Aug 24, 2011 at 4:25 AM
Same here... Xap packaging failed. Object reference not set to an instance of an object. BTW, don't have an unlocked device or dev account... Are we missisg something...?
by a7mad3bdullah on Aug 23, 2011 at 9:23 AM
For error : "Xap packaging failed. Object reference not set to an instance of an object." Check all images file name in your file system as szurgot suggested. For warning : "The project 'Microsoft.Phone.Controls.Toolkit' cannot be referenced. The referenced project is targeted to a different framework family (Silverlight) " Build Toolkit project then update reference to dll in solution Bin folder
by ruocaled on Aug 21, 2011 at 9:34 PM
To compile the sample, rename PhoneToolkitSample\Images\K++benhavn.jpg to København.jpg and it will compile properly.
by szurgot on Aug 19, 2011 at 6:14 PM
Toolkit is good, but it has no working VB sample. I have posted VB sample: See blog post:
by BillMcC on Aug 19, 2011 at 2:07 PM
TRying to compile the source code and get the error : MSBUILD : error : Xap packaging failed. Object reference not set to an instance of an object. What's this??
by EricF3 on Aug 19, 2011 at 5:36 AM
Bug in "OnManipulationCompleted" on "ListPicker" when ExpansionMode="FullScreenOnly" and the Parent Hierarchy is StackPanel (Orientation="Vertical") -->ScrollViewer --> PivotItem --> Pivot. The Popup will not open.
by Eckham on Aug 18, 2011 at 2:29 PM
source code is not compiling: XAP packaging failed
by wpcfan on Aug 18, 2011 at 1:58 AM