Microsoft today announced the availability of the Windows Community Toolkit 7, the latest version of this set of tools for Windows desktop developers.
“The Windows Community Toolkit is a collection of helpers, extensions, and custom controls,” Microsoft’s Michael A. Hawker explains. “It simplifies and demonstrates common developer tasks for building [Universal Windows Platform] UWP and .NET apps for Windows 10. The toolkit is part of the .NET Foundation.”
This new version of the toolkit includes a new .NET Standard MVVM library, easier to use toast notification helpers for both .NET and UWP, a completely revamped composition Animation system for C# & XAML, new controls, and more, Microsoft says.
Developers interested in the Windows Community Toolkit can download the Sample App playground to discover and experience Toolkit components before getting started on a project, Microsoft notes.