MVVM in WPF Survival Guide From A to Z

MVVM in WPF Survival Guide From A to Z
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Duration: 4.5 hours | Genre: eLearning Video | Language: English
Learn how to create a maintainable Windows application applying MVVM to WPF. Introduction to Caliburn.Micro.

What you’ll learn

Logically and physically structuring WPF applications according to MVVM pattern
Apply either View-First or ViewModel-First approach
Set up Design-Time Data
Build a communication bridge between Views and ViewModels
Correctly apply a static message bus
Organize navigation
Validate Models
Build your own MVVM framework


You should already have a decent C# and a little bit of WPF experience.


MVVM (stands for Model-View-ViewModel) is a well-known architectural pattern in the world of WPF. Most enterprise level WPF applications
are MVVM-based.

Learn deeply the concepts lying behind the MVVM pattern in order to understand what MVVM is in essence and how to pragmatically apply it to
a WPF application. This is a great MVVM tutorial for beginners (beginners in MVVM, don’t forget to look at prerequisites)!

Teaching Approach

No fluff, no ranting, no beating the air. I esteem your time. The course material is succinct, yet comprehensive. All important concepts
are covered. Particularly important topics are covered in-depth. For absolute beginners, I offer my help on Skype absolutely free if
requested. Don’t forget that this course has English subtitles, so if you don’t understand my accent, feel free to turn them on.

Take this course and you will be satisfied.

Build a strong foundation in applying MVVM with this course

In the case you’re just familiar with the WPF framework, learning this course will give you a level-up since you’ll be capable of
developing professional WPF applications. Applying MVVM intelligently is a "must have" skill for WPF developers.

If you are an experienced WPF developer, you might be interested in how MVVM frameworks may work under the hood. Throughout the course, we
will be building a small MVVM framework similar to Caliburn.Micro.

Content and Overview

This course is primarily aimed at intermediate developers. Experts may also find interesting MVVM tricks provided in this course. If you
are a beginner, be sure you’re ready to take this course, since it requires from you a solid C#-background and acquaintance with WPF.

This course provides solid theoretical base reinforced by tons of practical material. This course is very practical (except the very first
introductory module).

"MVVM in WPF" is a very wide topic and it’s hardly possible to cover all the related challenges arising while applying MVVM. That’s why
this course includes the most important topics understanding of which is a key for successful development. We will sacrifice some topics
which may be interesting for students, but which are hardly connected with MVVM directly. What I’m talking about is, for example, the
problem of setting up a full-fledged data access layer. Such topics are omitted.

The most beneficial aspect of this course is that it gives you the deep understanding of the MVVM pattern. For example, you’ll see how to
pass parameters to ViewModels through constructors, without using a static message bus, or passing parameters by explicitly setting
properties of a ViewModel.

In short, the course covers the following topics:

MVVM background: what is MVVM, why to use it, when to use MVVM etc.

Connecting Views and ViewModels: View-First and ViewModel-First approaches

Design-Time data support

Configuring and using an IoC-container (by the example of Castle.Windsor

Communication channel between Views and ViewModels: commands, attached and blend behaviors, static message bus (EventAggregator)

Navigation: hierarchical UI composition, how to open dialogs, including modal dialogs, navigating to parameterized ViewModels (pass
parameters into their constructors)

Models and validation

MVVM toolkits: Caliburn.Micro more closely

Unit-Testing of ViewModels

In the end, we will recap what you have learned and you will try to understand where you have to go further with the intention to master
your skills. Here we will have a discussion of different paths you

can go on.

Keywords related to the course:


MVVM tutorial

MVVM pattern

Model-View-ViewModel MVVM tutorial




Who this course is for:

Intermediate developers who want to learn MVVM
Experts who applied MVVM, but lack the deep understanding of it
It is not for beginners with the lack of C# experience or no WPF experience

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