UWP Community Toolkit v1.1 Released

Featuring my HyperlinkExtensions

Published on 10 October 2016

Shortly after my blog post about Using a Hyperlink in MVVM a group of developers at Microsoft collated and released the UWP Community Toolkit. They were actively asking for contributions and, given the self contained nature of the Hyperlink extension, it seemed like a natural fit for the toolkit so I decided to try contributing it via pull request.

The toolkit's contribution guidelines and conventions closely matched my own coding style so I had to change very little of the code in my article but did have to add XML summary blocks to each public class and members. With that done I could add the class to the Helpers folder on the dev branch of my fork of the toolkit and issue a pull request. I was also asked to produce some documentation and a sample for the class which was then pulled into the document repo.

The rest, as they say, is history. Version 1.1 of the toolkit released with yours truly in the list of contributors. It's a small contribution but I really think the toolkit is a promising project and absolutely intend to contribute further in the near future.

In the mean time, well done to all the maintainers of, and contributors to, the toolkit on this important milestone.