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Toolkits and Libraries for Windows Phone

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This article contains links to toolkits and libraries that community members have found useful for Windows Phone development.

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Created: hamishwillee (06 Sep 2012)
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Introduction

There are an enormous number of libraries and toolkits for Silverlight (.NET) that you can use in your Windows Phone applications. This article lists libraries that have been found useful by members of the community (see discussion boards).

The list will never be exhaustive and may over time contain projects that are out of date. If you don't find anything here, then we recommend you search the Internet, including particularly Nokia Projects, codeplex and GitHub. If you find a library you can recommend, please add it to this list.


UI controls and components

Name Location License Description Wiki Topics
Microsoft Silverlight Toolkit codeplex Ms-PL Official set of UI components for Windows Phone apps Silverlight Tookit for Windows Phone (Overview)

Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit In Depth (EBook) ("how to use" book)

Coding4Fun Tools codeplex Ms-PL Large number of useful community-created tools Search
Windows Phone Controls codeplex Ms-PL Community-created tools (Calendar) Search

Games and Physics Engines

Name Location License Description Wiki Topics
Name Location License Description Wiki Topics
Physics Helper for Blend, Silverlight, WP7 and Farseer codeplex Ms-PL Behaviors which allow you to draw objects in Expression Blend 4, and have those objects translated into Physics objects using the Farseer Physics Engine. -
Farseer Physics Engine codeplex Ms-PL v1.1 A collision detection system with realistic physics responses Search


Web Services & Cloud Storage

Tools to access common or important web services and APIs.

Name Location License Description Wiki Topics
Name Location License Description Wiki Topics
FlickrNet API Library codeplex LPGL C# .Net Library for accessing the Flickr API. Search Wiki
LINQ to Twitter codeplex Ms-PL Open source 3rd party LINQ Provider for the Twitter micro-blogging service Search Wiki
Facebook C# SDK github Apache Facebook C# library Search Wiki
SharpBox codeplex MIT Library for accessing cloud storage, including DropBox Dropbox with Windows Phone, Search Wiki
Flurry - - Server backend for cloud storage, user account management, push notifications, analytics etc. Search Wiki


Summary

This article contains a list of useful libraries. Feel free to add to the list, or mark items as "no longer useful"

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