#VS2015 – UWP Community Toolkit nice help and assets if you are developing #Windows10 Apps

Hello!

Now is time to make a brain backup (as @davidsb used to said).I.E. I’ve used this a couple of times and I always have to look again when I need it back: so UWP Community Toolkit you deserve your own post.

The UWP Community Toolkit is a collection of helper functions, custom controls, and app services. It simplifies and demonstrates common developer tasks building UWP apps for Windows 10. The project is open source and can be accessed on GitHub, and also can be downloaded as NuGet package in any of its various features:

 

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As always the best way to explain this is via source code. For example, the following lines of code we help to detect if are connected to internet, and also it are doing from a line of data (usually from a smartphone)

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Other options are the work with services like Twitter, Facebook or Bing. UWP Community Toolkit provides us with a series of helpers that help us to reduce the number of lines of code that we often need to interact with these services.

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Another interesting aspect of the Toolkit is Visual capabilities that our apps are not offered. To get a better view of this, you can install  UWP Community Toolkit Sample App from the MS Store

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And in this view the features and capabilities that we can add to our apps.

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Finally and by way of example, I leave the links to features that today provides the toolkit on GitHub.

Animations
Controls
Code Helpers
Services
Notifications

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

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