Microsoft's UWP Community Toolkit hits version 2.0 with Fluent Design support, more

Around a year since it was first introduced, Microsoft's UWP Community Toolkit is making a big leap to version 2.0.

Microsoft initially introduced UWP Community Toolkit just over a year ago as a handy open-source resource for developing UWP apps. Now, after several smaller updates since launch, UWP Community Toolkit is moving to version 2.0 with the start of support for Microsoft's Fluent Design System and more.

The 2.0 release adds the necessary tools for developers to take advantage of new APIs in the Fall Creators Update. New and existing controls will also be updated over the coming months with support for the light, depth, material, motion and scale effects used in Fluent Design, Microsoft says. The sample app will be updated with a bit of Fluent Design as well to give developers something to tap for ideas.

In addition to the Fluent Design and API highlights, this release adds some new controls and updates others. From Microsoft:

  • Added InAppNotification control – a control to show local notifications in app
  • Added TextToolbar control – text editing control that enables easy rich text and Markdown formatting
  • Updated Expander to support all orientations and added LayoutTranformControl from the WinRT XAML Toolkit
  • Updated Menu to support underline characters, orientation and many other improvements

There are a whole lot more, smaller changes in the move to 2.0 to check out as well. For more, you can find the lengthy release notes at Microsoft.

UWP Community Toolkit on Github