Back in August, Microsoft introduced the UWP Community Toolkit to help developers build new capabilities on top of the Windows SDK for Windows 10. It included an open source toolkit for developers building UWP apps in alignment with the Windows 10 SDK.
Microsoft has been taking feedback from developers since launching the UWP Community Toolkit and now is releasing an updated version, UWP Community Toolkit 1.1. The updated Toolkit is available now and includes the following updates:
- .NET Foundation. We are excited to announce that the UWP Community Toolkit has joined the .NET Foundation, a vibrant community of open-sourced projects focused on the future of the .NET ecosystem.
- Updates and new features. The focus of this release is to improve the quality of the toolkit by addressing feedback we received through GitHub and the Store Sample App. Full list available in the Release Notes, including:
- Services: added LinkedIn service (i.e. read user profile and share activity), Microsoft Graph service (i.e. send and read emails from UWP via Office 365 or explore Azure Active Directory graph) and updates to the Facebook and Bing services
- Controls: added Blade, GridSplitter and DropShadowPanel controls
- Animations: new FadeHeaderBehavior
- Sample app. The UWP Community Toolkit Sample App has been updated to include the new features of this release. The Sample App is the best way to preview the features of the toolkit.
- Documentation. As the project joins the .NET Foundation, we moved the documentation to a new location, directly connected to GitHub.
The UWP Toolkit can help develops build a Universal Windows app capable of running on any Windows 10 device, from phones, Xbox, PCs, and HoloLens. Developers can get started with the Toolkit here, and if you want to see more about the future roadmap for the Community Toolkit, you can head over here.