Developers: Coding4Fun Windows Phone Toolkit Makes Your Job Easy

Are you developing a Windows Phone 7 application and need an "About"  page for your Windows Phone 7 app or Toggle button or  TimeSpan Picker ,etc,.? Coding4Fun is a website from Channel 9 of MSDN dedicated to showing off fun and cool hardware and software projects. They share some cool stuff other developers have done, which might help others. As part of the effort they have released Coding4Fun Windows Phone Toolkit which contains the following controls and their source code for you to use it in your apps,

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Controls:

  • About Prompt
  • Input Prompt
  • Progress Overlay
  • Round Button
  • Round Toggle Button
  • Memory Counter
  • TimeSpan Picker

Abstract Classes:

  • PopUp class for things like an Input Prompt that can be GPU accelerated unlike the built in Popup control.

Converters:

  • Boolean to Visibility
  • String To Visibility
  • Themed Image Converter
  • Inversed Theme Image Converter
  • Visibility to Boolean

Binding Helpers:

  • Textbox update

    Example: <TextBox Text="{Binding FooBar, Mode=TwoWay}" local:TextBoxBinding.UpdateSourceOnChange="True" />

Data Helpers:

  • PhoneHelper for getting data out of the WMAppManifest file

    Example:  PhoneHelper.GetAppAttribute("Title")

Source: Channel 9

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