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Silverlight 2 Source Code and Toolkit Are Available

| by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on Jan 08, 2009. Estimated reading time: 1 minute |

Microsoft has published the source code and unit tests for the managed Silverlight 2 controls included in System.Windows.dll, System.Windows.Controls.dll, and System.Windows.Controls.Data.dll. Also, the Silverlight Toolkit was made available on CodePlex.

The source code for the following controls has been released:

  • ButtonBase
  • Button
  • HyperlinkButton
  • CheckBox
  • RadioButton
  • CheckBox
  • ToogleButton
  • RepeatButton
  • RangeBase
  • Slider
  • ScrollBar
  • ProgressBar
  • Calendar
  • DataGrid
  • DatePicker
  • GridSplitter
  • TabControl

Also, for these SDK classes:

  • Calendar
  • DatePicker
  • DataGrid
  • TabControl
  • GridSplitter

The source code of the Silverlight 2 controls is not necessary to develop Silverlight applications, but to be used as a reference in developing other controls. The thousands of unit tests provided complete the source code making it very useful in creating controls with the desired look and behavior.

The Silverlight Toolkit, a set of Silverlight components released beside the normal release cycle, was made available on CodePlex. The Toolkit contains three main categories of components: Controls, Charts, Themes. Used in conjunction with the Silverlight 2 source code just released, they let developers to create their own set of custom Silverlight components for their applications. The Toolkit contains the following components:

And the following themes:

Both the Silverlight 2 controls and the Toolkit were released under the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL).

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