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MVVM Survival Guide for Enterprise Architectures in Silverlight and WPF

By : Muhammad Shujaat Siddiqi, Ryan Vice
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MVVM Survival Guide for Enterprise Architectures in Silverlight and WPF

By: Muhammad Shujaat Siddiqi, Ryan Vice

Overview of this book

MVVM (Model View View Model) is a Microsoft best practices pattern for working in WPF and Silverlight that is highly recommended by both Microsoft and industry experts alike. This book will look at the reasons for the pattern still being slow to become an industry standard, addressing the pain points of MVVM. It will help Silverlight and WPF programmers get up and running quickly with this useful pattern.MVVM Survival Guide for Enterprise Architectures in Silverlight and WPF will help you to choose the best MVVM approach for your project while giving you the tools, techniques, and confidence that you will need to succeed. Implementing MVVM can be a challenge, and this book will walk you through the main issues you will come across when using the pattern in real world enterprise applications.This book will help you to improve your WPF and Silverlight application design, allowing you to tackle the many challenges in creating presentation architectures for enterprise applications. You will be given examples that show the strengths and weaknesses of each of the major patterns. The book then dives into a full 3 tier enterprise implementation of MVVM and takes you through the various options available and trade-offs for each approach. During your journey you will see how to satisfy all the demands of modern WPF and Silverlight enterprise applications including scalability, testability, extensibility, and blendability.Complete your transition from ASP.NET and WinForms to Silverlight and WPF by embracing the new tools of these platforms, and the new design style that they allow for. MVVM Survival Guide for Enterprise Architectures in Silverlight and WPF will get you up to speed and ready to take advantage of this powerful new presentation platform.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
MVVM Survival Guide for Enterprise Architectures in Silverlight and WPF
Credits
Foreword
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
MVVM Frameworks
Index

Resources


  • Identified by unique key, implicit or explicit [x:Key directive].

  • Can be created/overwritten in the Resources section for a FrameworkElement/FrameworkContentElement or Application. Can also be defined in Resource Dictionaries and merged with Application resources.

  • Recommended creation at the minimum level possible.

  • Binding.Source uses them with StaticResource or DynamicResource.

Types with default constructor

  • Can be instantiated directly in the Resources section. Their public properties can be set in XAML which can also be a source for binding

XmlDataProvider

  • Enables declarative access to XML node tree from the inline XML data, XML data file, or XmlDocument. It is the slower among the two data providers

ObjectDataProvider

  • Allows instantiation using specific constructor. Can also use any method of the type for data with specific parameters. The parameters can also be used as a binding source.

  • Binding.BindsDirectlyToSource: When true, specifies that the binding path is relative to the Data property.