Cimbalino Toolkit, step by step!

One of the biggest complaints I always had about Cimbalino Toolkit is the lack of documentation and samples!

Granted, some awesome developers like Sara Silva and Scott Lovegrove have done a lot more than I have to promote the toolkit and write some really good code using it, but I think it’s time I take on some of that work!

As such, I’m now making an effort to regularly write articles on Universal Apps development with Cimbalino Toolkit step by step, and here is the first one…

Adding the Cimbalino Toolkit NuGet to a Universal App

Open Visual Studio 2013, click File -> New -> Project, on the Templates on the left select Store Apps -> Universal Apps, on the right select Blank App (Universal Apps), pick a name and hit Ok to save the solution!

Creating a blank Universal App project

Click Tools -> NuGet Package Manager -> Manage NuGet Packages for Solution….

On the top right of the Manage NuGet Packages window you will see a search box; type “Cimbalino” on it and press Enter. You should now be seeing two packages: “Cimbalino Toolkit Core” (compatible with background agents) and “Cimbalino Toolkit” (main component)

Installing Cimbalino Toolkit with NuGet Package Manager

Select “Cimbalino Toolkit” and click on the Install button. You will now see the Select Project window.

Select Projects to install package

Leave all projects of the solution selected and click Ok. You will now see the License Acceptance window, showing the licenses for all packages that will be installed.

License Acceptance

Please review the data and then click I accept to continue with the installation.

After this step, you should now have returned to the Manage NuGet Packages window, and a green checkmark should now be shown on the side of each of the toolkit components.

Packages successfuly installed

Congratulations: you have now successfully installed the Cimbalino Toolkit in your project! :)