Building Enterprise Applications with Windows Presentation by Raffaele Garofalo

By Raffaele Garofalo

Create wealthy, versatile, and maintainable line-of-business purposes with the MVVM layout pattern

Simplify and increase company software improvement by means of making use of the MVVM trend to home windows Presentation starting place (WPF) and Microsoft® Silverlight® four. With this hands-on advisor, you are going to use MVVM with facts binding, instructions, and behaviors to create person interfaces loosely coupled to company good judgment. MVVM is perfect for .NET builders operating with WPF and Silverlight—whether or now not you've gotten event construction company applications.

Discover how to:

  • Dive deep into MVVM—and learn the way it differs from different UI layout styles
  • Build an easy shopper courting administration program you could adapt on your personal projects
  • Implement MVVM to take care of separation among UI declarative syntax and presentation good judgment code
  • Create a site version to outline your application’s company context
  • Write dynamic code for the knowledge entry layer with the Microsoft Entity Framework and NHibernate
  • Enforce complicated data-validation eventualities utilizing home windows Workflow beginning 4
  • Implement MVVM utilizing frameworks and toolkits comparable to Microsoft Prism

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For example, the Office package uses a successful combination of colors. Emulating Office styles in XAML is possible, and it makes your application look professional, while also making it familiar and easy to understand, because most customers have already worked with Office. That familiarity can transfer to your new UI. Finally, remember that one aspect of being effective in XAML is based on DataTemplates and styles. Don’t waste your time creating dictionaries and styles for each view by doing massive copy and paste operations.

Write(); Visitor Represents an operation to be performed on the elements of an object structure. Visit(new VoteVisitor()); You don’t need to memorize or fully understand all these patterns yet; instead, make a mental note of this list as a reference for the future. You’ll see more about some of these patterns and how you can implement them concretely in the sample LOB application (CRM software) UI Design Patterns 29 that you will create during the course of this book. You’ll also see why you should choose a specific pattern for a specific problem.

Aspx. 5 SP1, with full support for the MVVM pattern. 5 (and works with WPF 4) but it’s not available for Silverlight. You might want to consider a third-party solution if you plan to use a Ribbon in a Silverlight application. 16 Chapter 1 Introduction to Model View ViewModel and Line of Business Applications The WPF Ribbon bar was designed to work with MVVM; it has native support for routed commands and data binding, and it’s also easy to customize. The Ribbon control’s structure, which uses regions and groups, is probably the best match so far for an MVVM-rich menu control.

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