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Windows Phone Toolkit - Nov 2011 (7.1 SDK)

Rating:        Based on 29 ratings
Reviewed:  27 reviews
Downloads: 128666
Change Set: 71382
Released: Nov 15, 2011
Updated: Oct 10, 2012 by shawnoster
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes

What's new
  • ListPicker once again works in a ScrollViewer
  • LongListSelector bug fixes around OutOfRange exceptions, wrong ordering of items, grouping issues, and scrolling events. ItemTuple is now refactored to be the public type LongListSelectorItem to provide users better access to the values in selection changed handlers.
  • PerformanceProgressBar binding fix for IsIndeterminate (item 9767 and others)
  • There is no longer a GestureListener dependency with the ContextMenu, WrapPanel, and ListPicker
  • The GestureListener should be considered deprecated for all Windows Phone 7.1 SDK development. There is no direct replacement at this time, though the platform now supports events such as Tap right on visual elements.

Other changes
  • Updates the ExpanderView sample so that each individual item has its own tilt effect.
  • Fixes PhoneTextBox bugs 9342 and 9345
  • PhoneTextBox hides actionitem when empty
  • ListPicker can be in horizontally scrollable views.
  • ListPicker now only supports Tap for activation (before it supported any touch that began in bounds and stayed in bounds)
  • The LongListSelector's Background color now is used for the picker grid to enable better app/brand styling
  • LongListSelector state name correction
  • Comments added to clarify that ListPicker does not support UIElements directly by design since the framework only permits one instance of a UI Element in the tree at a time
  • ExpanderView visual glitch fixed (9525)
  • Additional null checks in ContextMenu visual state change methods
  • ListPicker SelectedItems is now settable
  • Small fixes to ToggleSwitch
  • A startup crash correction in the gesture listener.
  • The ExpanderView sample is documented better
  • LockablePivot's IsLocked property is now a dependency property
  • RelativeTimerConverter fixes a UTC bug and no longer throws on future dates
  • Fixes some reported issues with VB.NET samples
  • Fixed a ToggleSwitchButton reanimation issue.
  • Owner is a public property now on ContextMenu
  • Handle listpicker selected item with a null items
  • Fixes sample issues when building.
  • Fixes build warnings.

Reviews for this release

Thanks for the release! Looking forward to improvements on my projects!
by kerrykochmanski on Jul 3, 2013 at 6:04 PM
Very usefull and easy to incorporate in your apps.
by egamesu on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:53 AM
... but what about WP8?
by continienzo on Sep 28, 2012 at 11:51 AM
What to do without, but when will be a version for WP8?
by Hanno11 on Sep 26, 2012 at 2:45 AM
When support wp8 ?
by nhjdnnm on Jul 20, 2012 at 8:57 AM
I find that the transformation animations doesn't works well like the native animation of the system, it like this: when I leave one page to another one ,the animation starts, but I found the UI elements trembled really made the application looks like awful...does the silverlight for windows phone toolkit should be updated any more to fix this bug?
by 632575987 on Jul 4, 2012 at 9:26 AM
Version quirks ... The download says Nov11 but install folder claims Oct11 ... improve your build mechanism! Hard to find out if some issue was fixed with a release or not - Anyway the controls offered are cool (so my rating is Fair to three stars) but I hate your version quirks! Document your work/releases in a better way!
by hfrmobile on Jun 3, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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by sscw on May 5, 2012 at 4:55 PM
Good new realese what every 1 as been waiting for.know they just need try and sort the flash player out.
by debbie247 on Apr 23, 2012 at 1:58 PM
I'm appreciate the tremendous amount of work done on this. I just want to make one comment, however, related to deprecating the GestureListener code. IMO, there is as of yet, no suitable replacement for the pinch gestures it offers. It would be best to have the direct equivalent of the manipulation events classes in WPF, particularly Matrix.RotateAt, .ScaleAt and .Translate - with proper origins.
by stonetip on Feb 7, 2012 at 3:46 PM
dezrtluver, are you sure you have installed the new windows phone 7.1 SDK ? I had the same issue because of this.
by kaveh2 on Feb 2, 2012 at 9:27 PM
LongListSelector is awesome! Very useful controls here.
by PKFinnigan on Jan 22, 2012 at 9:22 PM
Very usefull and easy to incorporate in your apps.
by sujit on Jan 13, 2012 at 4:02 PM
In my point of view, the assemblies about testing bellow are not updated. Microsoft.Silverlight.Testing.dll Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.UnitTesting.Silverlight.dll I use a new version of those assemblies, but I can't find the official website. A big problem to me!!
by IvyJi on Jan 12, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Looks good. But the sample code wouldn't compile, which showed "xap packaging failed. object reference not set to an instance of an object." That message was really obscure for a newbie! The solution is to exclude the "Images/Mürren.jpg" from PhoneToolkitSample.
by roxonx on Jan 5, 2012 at 3:40 AM
Works well, nice new Controls. Thanks!
by pheahr on Jan 3, 2012 at 1:35 PM
Umm.. okay.. how do I get started? I installed the msi downloaded the samples and some of the projects don't load. Direction please.
by dezrtluver on Jan 3, 2012 at 3:46 AM
thanks very good
by fxiaoquan on Dec 18, 2011 at 1:14 AM
Very Good!!!
by YanGuangping on Dec 9, 2011 at 3:47 AM
Pretty good !
by CaxaRock on Dec 2, 2011 at 10:03 AM
In case anyone else is confused, this release installs to the "Oct11" folder, even though it says November release.
by Greenwizard88 on Nov 30, 2011 at 4:49 PM
try it and thanks
by Sylaer on Nov 28, 2011 at 2:44 AM
As CaveKnight correctly mentions, this release does not correspond to changeset 71382 and LongListSelector issues are not fixed. I recommend to download latest source and compile your own version. LongListSelector works correctly after that, but has another issue - background is set to black color by default, so you have to override it to Null.
by PavelKaufman on Nov 21, 2011 at 12:12 AM
This release doesn't seem to address any the problems with LongListSelector? And the binaries are dated October, rather than November? Is this supposed to be correct?
by CaveKnight on Nov 20, 2011 at 8:19 PM
Thanks for the bug fixes. I also can't overstate how big an improvement the scrolling on lists is since the Mango update! Keep up the good work!
by lostreason87 on Nov 17, 2011 at 9:49 AM
Enormous amount of KNOWN(!) open issues. Such amount of issues is not even a beta quality, far not Release. I hate microsoft.
by BelorusBY on Nov 16, 2011 at 12:55 PM
Error 2 Xap packaging failed. Object reference not set to an instance of an object. PhoneToolkitSample :(((
by Atreides07 on Nov 16, 2011 at 5:41 AM