Toolkits and Libraries for Windows Phone
This article contains links to toolkits and libraries that community members have found useful for Windows Phone development.
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The list will never be exhaustive and may over time contain projects that are out of date.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
|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|
|Tile toolkit||codeplex||Ms-PL||A flexible library aiming to help Windows Phone developers to have neat and native looking tiles for their apps and/or in their apps.||Search|
|Cimbalino Windows Phone Toolkit||github||MIT||Cimbalino Windows Phone Toolkit is a set of useful and powerful items that will help you build your Silverlight applications for Windows Phone. This is a "mixed bag" of controls, helpers and MVVM (Model-ViewModel pattern) friendly services.||Search|
Games and Physics Engines
|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.
|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|
|Google+ .Net API||Google Code||Google+ .Net 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|
|Windows Phone 7 Isolated Storage Explorer||codeplex||GPLv2||WP7 Isolated Storage Explorer is a tool designed to help developers and testers interact with the isolated storage file for Silverlight Windows Phone 7 applications.||-|
|MVVM Light||codeplex||MIT||The MVVM Light Toolkit is a set of components helping people to get started in the Model - View - ViewModel pattern in Silverlight and WPF.||-|
|Portable Library Tools 2 RC||Visual Studio Gallery||Free||Portable Library Tools 2 RC Provides tools for Visual Studio 2010 for creating class libraries that run on Windows, Silverlight, Windows Phone and Xbox 360. Already included in Visual Studio 2012.||Preparing for Multi-Platform Apps with Portable Class Libraries|
|Syncfusion Metro Studio||Company Website||Free, Registration required||Library of about 1700 Metro-style icons that can be downloaded in varous bitmap and vector formats||-|