Can’t find “Windows Phone Toolkit” in Nuget for Windows Phone 8

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!

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