The MyToolkit libraries provide a collection of useful classes for WinRT, Windows Phone, Silverlight and WPF. The main goal is to provide missing or replace existing classes to support the development of high-quality Windows and Windows Phone apps. All the classes have been developed or collected by Rico Suter.

Available classes and components

If you have found some bugs or have other comments, feel free to send me an e-mail (can be found on This library is free to use and if you use it, please put a link to this CodePlex site in the source code or your application.

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This is a project which changes rapidly. It is possible that the behavior of classes or APIs change without notice. I don't have the resources to maintain a change log and guarantee backward compatibility.

NuGet packages and DLLs

Available packages on NuGet or as ZIP download (NuGet recommended for automatic dependency management):
  • MyToolkit (PCL): Portable class library (MVVM, collections, etc.). Use this class for portable view models.
  • MyToolkit.Http (PCL): Portable HTTP classes. See HTTP.
  • MyToolkit.Extended (WinRT/WP7/WP8/SL4/SL5/.Net4.5/(.NET4)): UI (e.g. controls) and framework dependent classes (e.g. Wake-On-Lan class). Don't use this class in Windows Phone background agents as some classes are not allowed in these projects. The YouTube classes can be found in this package...
  • MyToolkit.Web (.NET4): .NET classes for Web projects.
The compiled libraries (VS projects) and their dependencies:

We recommend to install MyToolkit using NuGet because this way you can easily get new updates and dependencies are automatically and correctly resolved.

Subversion repository (SVN)

Because of some problems with the Codeplex SVN, all the code has been moved over to this public SVN repository:

Sample applications

There is a sample application for Windows Phone and WinRT which demonstrates various MyToolkit classes (MVVM, Paging, YouTube, etc...) as well as some Windows 8 features.

Checkout the code from SVN ( and open the solution.


MyToolkit is a free project that is developed in spare time. You can show your appreciation for MyToolkit and support future development by donating.

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This project is developed and maintained by Rico Suter.

Last edited Jun 26 at 9:42 PM by rsuter, version 171