Lance Larsen - .NET Architect Madison Wisconsin

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Been having a lot of fun with working on Windows Phone 8 apps – specifically using the LiveSDK to integrate to use SkyDrive.  Good examples with authenticating and getting the OAuth login window to pop-up for the user – but unless you want that to happen every time the user bring us your application – you need to take advantage of the InitalizeAsync() method in the fashion below.  Didn’t find many ( if any ) great examples of doing this – so when I pieced it all together – wanted to share with other WP8 developers. :)  Good Coding! Enjoy…

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imageNeeded to use some controls that are available in the “Windows.Phone.Controls.Toolkit” for a Windows Phone 8 project in Visual Studio 2012 – and in the past was able to find said toolkit through by clicking “Tools” then “Extensions and Updates…” – then searching “Windows Phone Toolkit” – but even though I confirmed through other blogs that this used to be possible – I don’t see it.  

So wanted to let anyone else searching know that even though you don’t see in in the Nuget UI – you can still get it the alternate was as follows…

image1) Click “View” –> “Other Windows” –> “Package Manager Console” then enter “Install-Package WPtoolkit” – and it’s still there but in stealth mode from the Nuget UI.  :)

PM> Install-Package WPtoolkit
Successfully installed ‘WPtoolkit 4.2012.10.30′.
Successfully added ‘WPtoolkit 4.2012.10.30′ to SocialVoice.

2) Confirm that you see “Windows.Phone.Controls.Toolkit” in your References – and all is good with the world again!