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Windows Community Toolkit version 6 is out now with XAML Islands improvements

Microsoft has announced the released of version 6.0 of the Windows Community Toolkit, bringing along a few improvements and new tools. For starters, and perhaps most notably, it's now possible to use Windows Community Toolkit with apps targetting the ARM64 architecture, which is probably related to the recent release of Microsoft's Surface Pro X.

This release also improves support XAML Islands with .NET Core 3.0, which was released not too long ago. XAML Islands brings UWP elements to apps built using WPF, WinForms, and Win32, so developers can make apps look more modern while still leveraging existing technologies.

Lottie on Windows also now supports some additional Adobe After Effects features, including linear and radial gradients, Masks Track Mattes, and more. Some of these features require newer SDKs, so Lottie-Windows also now supports adaptive versioning. These new features aim to help provide more "visually compelling experiences".

In terms of new controls, this release includes a new Eye Dropper control, which lets developers build color pickers into their apps. New XAML controls for Microsoft Graph are also now being tested in preview starting with version 6.1.

There are a few more changes in this release, so if you''d like to learn more, you can check out the release notes on GitHub. You can also download the Windows Community Toolkit sample app to try out all the new features.

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