MyToolkit is a set of .NET libraries containing lots of useful classes for various .NET platforms like WinRT (Universal apps), Windows Phone and WPF. The goal is to provide missing or replace existing classes to support the development of high-quality Windows and Windows Phone applications. For example, the library provides often used MVVM infrastructure classes, missing UI controls, IoC classes, additional LINQ extension methods and much more. All classes have been developed or collected by Rico Suter.
Coming soon: Full support for the Universal Windows Platform (Windows 10)

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.


Using NuGet (recommended)

The MyToolkit project is separated into the following packages:
  • MyToolkit (PCL): MVVM classes, collections, everything which can be portable...
  • 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 assembly in Windows Phone background agents as some classes are not allowed in these projects. The YouTube classes can be found in this package...
  • MyToolkit.Http (PCL): Portable HTTP classes with GZIP and file upload support.
  • MyToolkit.Web (.NET4.5): .NET classes for Web/Server projects.
  • MyToolkit.AspNet.Mvc (.NET4.5): .NET classes for ASP.NET MVC projects.

Using template project

Not available yet.

Using ZIP download

Download the assemblies as ZIP file here.

Supported frameworks

A list with the compiled libraries (VS projects) and their dependencies:

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.

Clone or download the source code and open the MyToolkit.sln solution.

Projects which use MyToolkit libraries

List with some sample projects which use the MyToolkit libraries:


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 May 10 at 7:57 PM by rsuter, version 209