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Patterns WPF Apps With The Model-View-ViewModel Design Pattern Josh Smith Developing the user interface of a professional software application is not easy. It can be a murky blend of data, interaction design, visual design, connectivity, multithreading, security, internationalization, validation, unit testing, and a touch of voodoo. Considering that a user interface exposes the underlying system and must satisfy the unpredictable stylistic requirements of its users, it can be the most volatile area of many applications. There are popular design patterns that can help to tame this unwieldy beast, but properly separating and addressing the multitude of concerns can be difficult. It is not always the design patterns at fault. As the software world continues to adopt WPF at an increasing rate, the WPF community has been developing its own ecosystem of patterns and practices. Order vs. It is unnecessary and counterproductive to use design patterns in a simple "Hello, World!" Figure 1 Workspaces

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MVVM for Tarded Folks Like Me MVVM has been a trending topic lately. And why shouldn’t it be? People want to build great WPF/SL applications and want guidance on how to build them using the framework’s strengths. If you are anything like me, you started your WPF/SL career, learning the framework classes and hierarchy. You learned XAML, triggers, storyboards and animations. WPF and MVVM tutorial 05, The basic ViewModel. As we saw in the previous posts, a view model should be an abstract implementation of what the view needs to show about the model. We should implement an observable collection of something, we should implement an INotifyPropertyChanged interface and we should have a collection of RelayCommands. For these reasons, it simply to understand that we need a basic abstract ViewModel class, just to recycle some code. The Basic View Model.

MVVM Communication among ViewModels When a new person enters into the MVVM world ,the first doubt in his mind would be ‘How can I achieve messaging among View-Models ? ’or ‘How to notify other ViewModels about a change or operation in one ViewModel ?’ For example if we take a scenario of CRUD database operations there should be notifications passing through on each operation like creation,deletion etc...Otherwise the listing ViewModel will not be up to date. When the same view-model communication came in to my mind, the possible solutions I got are Events : Raising events on operations so that subscribed view models will get notification. WPF Tutorial - Fun With Markup Extensions Markup extensions! A very important aspect of XAML - but while you are using them all the time, you probably pay very little attention to the fact that they are markup extensions. Every time you are using those curly braces in XAML, you are dealing with a markup extension. Probably the most common one is StaticResource, but Binding is probably up there too. But so what? So Microsoft came up with a funny syntax for enabling programmers to set complicated values on XML attributes easily.

Model View Presenter explained I have used Model View Presenter (MVP) a lot the last months. It's a great pattern, but a lot of the people I talk to have problem understanding how it works, and how to use it. I will try to explain it simple in this blog post. Passive View and Supervising controller The creator of MVP, Martin Fowler, spilt the pattern into to new patterns. This was due to apparent confusions between Model View Controller and MVP. WPF and MVVM tutorial 04, The Commands. In the previous posts we saw the basic of our project, the model (domain entities) and a simple repository. Note: please note that the sample I wrote about an agnostic UnitOfWork is just to show you a simple pattern to handle L2S but it can be done better. The ViewModel. What is the view model? Well the simplest explanation is enclosed in this definition: the view model should be the datacontext of our view. It should provide the commands, the observable collections used in the view and the error logic.

Simple ViewModel Locator for MVVM: The Patients Have Left the Asylum - John Papa I’ve been toying with some ideas for MVVM lately. Along the way I have been dragging some friends like Glenn Block and Ward Bell along for the ride. Now, normally its not so bad, but when I get an idea in my head to challenge everything I can be “interesting” to work with :). Primary Objects - Using the Model View Controller Pattern in C# ASP .NET Web Applications What is a View? The View in the MVC design pattern represents the display functionality of the web application. The View controls how to display data, drawing controls, writing text, getting input from the user, outputting results, etc. Since a C# ASP .NET web application usually involves showing something to the user, retrieving input, processing the input, and displaying the results, you can see how the View directly interacts with the Model to perform the applications functionality.

WPF and MVVM tutorial 06, start up form. Today we are going to create the start-up form of our project and use the first ViewModel to run the application logic. The result we want to obtain will be: The View Model for the Startup form. In our project, let’s go to the ViewModel section and create a new class. This class will inherit from the basic View Model class like the code below: <pre style="background-color: #fbfbfb; margin: 0em; width: 100%; font-family: consolas,'Courier New',courier,monospace; font-size: 13px"> 1: <span style="color: #0000ff">public</span><span style="color: #0000ff">class</span> StartViewModel : ViewModel {

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