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Community Toolkit NuGet Packages

NuGet is a standard package manager for .Net applications that is built into Visual Studio. From your open solution choose the Tools menu, NuGet Package Manager, Manage NuGet packages for solution... to open the UI. Enter one of the package names below to search for it online.

NuGet Package Name Description
CommunityToolkit.Common .NET Standard NuGet package containing common code
CommunityToolkit.Diagnostics .NET Standard code helpers
CommunityToolkit.HighPerformance .NET Standard and .NET Core NuGet package with performance oriented helpers, extensions, etc.
CommunityToolkit.Mvvm MVVM Toolkit a modern, fast, and modular MVVM library for .NET Standard, platform and runtime agnostic
CommunityToolkit.Maui MAUI Community Toolkit for .NET MAUI
CommunityToolkit.WinUI.* WindowsAppSDK/WinUI 3 versions of the toolkit packages below.
Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp Includes code only helpers such as Colors conversion tool, Storage file handling, a Stream helper class, etc.
Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI UI Packages - XAML converters, Visual tree extensions, and other extensions and helpers for your XAML UI
Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Animations Animations and Composition behaviors such as Blur, Fade, Rotate, etc.
Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Behaviors Extra behaviors built on top of the XAML Behaviors library.
Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Controls Wrapping package of all controls, for best disk footprint, use individual packages.
Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Controls.Core Common controls useful for a variety of applications.
Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Controls.DataGrid XAML DataGrid control
Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Controls.Input Controls related to retrieving information or values.
Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Controls.Layout Controls for various application layout scenarios.
Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Controls.Markdown Markdown renderer control.
Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Controls.Media Controls that depend on Win2D.
Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Controls.Primitives Panels and simple layout controls without stlyes
Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Lottie Library for rendering Adobe AfterEffects animations natively in Windows apps
Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Media Brushes, Win2D/Composition effects, and helpers to create visual effects
Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.Connectivity API helpers such as BluetoothLEHelper and Networking
Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.DeveloperTools XAML user controls and services to help developer building their app

Search in Visual Studio

Searching in Visual Studio package manager you should see a list similar to the one below (version numbers may be different, but names should be the same).

NuGet packages

Update NuGet Packages

The Windows Community Toolkit is updated regularly with new controls, services, APIs, and more importantly, bug fixes. To make sure you are on the latest version, open your project in Visual Studio, choose the Tools menu, select NuGet Package Manager -> Manage NuGet Packages for Solution... and select the Updates tab. Select the package you want to update and click Install to update to the latest version.

Getting Started

Read the getting Started with the Windows Community Toolkit for more instructions on using these NuGet Packages in your own projects.

Windows 10 Store App

Want to see the controls and animations in action before jumping into the code? We have published the Windows Community Toolkit Sample App to the Windows 10 store. Download the app and play with the controls live to see what they do before ever writing a line of code.

GitHub Repository

Visit the Windows Community Toolkit Github Repository to see the current source code, what is coming next, and to clone the repository. Community contributions are welcome!