Microsoft Releases Windows Community Toolkit 7

Posted on March 16, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Dev, Windows 10 with 5 Comments

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.

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5 responses to “Microsoft Releases Windows Community Toolkit 7”

  1. samp

    " C# & XAML" That threw me for way to long. I thought it was one acronym on first scan.

  2. winner

    I quickly misread that headline as "Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Community Toolkit", lol

  3. martinusv2

    Wished they had a kit like that for WPF

  4. IanYates82

    I read a blog post by the contributor of the new high perf utilities that are in the pack. A great read and good tools, and they'd work cross platform too

  5. spiderman2

    OMG thurrot wrote UWP 3 times

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