This hands-on-lab creates a project template intended as an introduction to the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern.
Introduction to Model-View-ViewModel
This hands-on-lab is intended to be an introduction to the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern. It integrates directly inside Visual Studio, with documentation, examples and even automatic code snippet copying all in one place. Although there are other MVVM tutorials available on the web, few take the time to walk through the pattern step-by-step using examples that are easy to understand, and illustrate the benefits of MVVM in a concrete way.
The motivation and benefits of MVVM
The basics of the MVVM pattern
How to transform an event-based WPF application into one using MVVM
How to write unit tests in an MVVM application
The basics of dependency injection and MEF
It is not intended to be a replacement for larger MVVM community libraries
Creating a traditional event-based application
Refactoring the application to use MVVM
Unit Testing the MVVM application
Refactoring the MVVM application to use MEF
Download the VSIX file
Open the file
Start Visual Studio 2010 (or restart if already running)
Create a new project using the template in the "Intro to MVVM" folder
Basic WPF experience
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