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Microsoft released the new stable version of "Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit (SDK 7.1)" at Codeplex. This is the first stable build after the February 2011 release. This release features several new controls and fixes to the existing controls.


In this post find the new controls that has been added to this release. Also find the setup link and urls to the release notes.


What's New in August 2011 Release?

In this release the Windows Phone 7 Toolkit team added the following new controls to the library:

    • PhoneTextBox
    • DateTimePickers
    • LockablePivots
    • MultiSelectList
    • LongListSelector
    • HubTitle
    • ExpanderView
    • HeaderedItemsControl

They also updated several existing controls which improves performance and several bug fixes. Till now, the following controls are present in the Toolkit: AutoCompleteBox, ContextMenu, DatePicker, DateTimeConverters, DatePicker, ExpanderView, GestureService/GestureListener, HeaderedItemsControl, HubTile, ListPicker, LocalizedResources, LockablePivot, LongListSelector, MultiselectList, Page Transitions, PerformanceProgressBar, PhoneTextBox, TiltEffect, TimePicker, ToggleSwitch, WrapPanel.


Download WP7 Toolkit - August 2011

You can download the Toolkit from Codeplex site. Here are the links to them:

You can find the release notes and complete list of updated controls list here: Windows Phone Toolkit - August 2011 (7.1 SDK). Also visit the post "The Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit is now available for ‘Mango’ application development" by Jeff Wilcox at The Windows Phone Developer Blog.