Windows Phone Toolkit – Silverlight Controls and Helpers
By on June 7th, 2011

C4F tools

Clint Rutkas, the handyman at Coding4Fun on Channel 9 has developed and released the Coding4Fun Windows Phone Toolkit. The toolkit is a set of Silverlight controls, converters, and helpers to make your life easier.

The controls started as useful items while building out different the initial set of Coding4Fun applications for the Windows Phone and have now been grouped together. The toolkit is available as a download and via NuGet as well.

Coding4Fun Windows Phone Toolkit


About Prompt, Color Hexagon Picker, Color Picker, Color Slider, Input Prompt, Message Prompt, Memory Counter, Password Prompt, Progress Overlay, Round Button, Round Toggle Button, Super Slider, TimeSpan Picker, Toast Prompt

Abstract Classes:

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


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

Binding Helpers:

Textbox / Passwordbox update Source on Change

Data Helpers:

PhoneHelper for getting data out of the WMAppManifest file, Color Extensions


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