El Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit para Mango ya está disponible

El equipo de Windows Phone anunció que la actualización al Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit está disponible desde ayer y lo pueden bajar visitando el enlace: http://silverlight.codeplex.com. Esta nueva versión incluyen nuevos controles que la verdad son de nuestro agrado.

El toolkit incluye controles a los que estamos acostumbrados en la interface de Windows Phone como  toggle, switches, transiciones, picker controls y algunos otros. Pero no solo eso sino que han usado el estilo que viene incluído en Mango según nos cuentan en el blog oficial The Windows Blog.

El toolkit como su versión anterior en un código de fuente abierta así que si quieres hacerle cambios será posible.

A continuación la lista de cambios que nos dejó el blog oficial.

LongListSelector has been rebuilt and redesigned to take advantage of the new smooth scrolling and off-thread touch input support in ‘Mango’. This is a buttery-smooth control for showing lists, including grouping and jump list support.

MultiselectList control enables multiple selection for easily working with lists of data, similar to the Mail app’s capability.

LockablePivot adds a special mode to the Pivot control where only the current item is shown (often used with multiple selection).

ExpanderView is a primitive items control that can be used for expanding and collapsing items (like the threaded views in the Mail app).

HubTile lets you add beautiful, informative, animated tiles to your application, similar to the new People groups in ‘Mango’.

ContextMenu control has been reworked: performance improvements and visual consistency fixes.

ListPicker now supports multiple selection.

RecurringDaysPicker lets your users select a day of the week.

Date & Time Converters localized to 22 languages. The converters let developers easily display date and time in the user interface in one of the many styles found throughout the phone’s UI, from a short date like ‘7/19’ to relative times like ‘about a month ago’.

Page Transitions have improved performance for a more responsive feel.

PhoneTextBox is an early look at an enhanced text box with action icon support, watermarking, etc.

All error messages and interface elements have been localized to all of the supported languages, making for a great experience for users around the world.

The release is also packed full of nice bug fixes and addresses many customer-reported issues. You can file bug reports and suggest features for the toolkit at http://silverlight.codeplex.com/.

Other great components

If you’re new to the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit, you’re in for a treat as an app developer: the simple developer library also contains these great components designed specifically for the Windows Phone:

AutoCompleteBox is a text box control that allows for simple auto-completion based on a filter.

DatePicker lets a user select a date, similar to that found in the Alarms app on the Windows Phone.

PerformanceProgressBar can be used to show indeterminate progress inside an app (though you should also consider the new ProgressIndicator support in ‘Mango’, too).

TiltEffect attached property that gives buttons, list items, and other components that nice ‘tilt’ touch experience.

TimePicker for choosing a time.

WrapPanel is a non-virtualized wrapping panel often used for displaying photo thumbnails.

Helper code for Gestures (touch input manipulations).

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  1. Ary115 2011-11-03