WPF and Silverlight are unlike any other user interface (UI) technologies. They have been built to a new paradigm that—if harnessed correctly—can yield unprecedented power and performance. This book shows you how to control that power to produce clean, testable, maintainable code.
It is now recognized that any non-trivial WPF or Silverlight application needs be designed around the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) design pattern in order to unlock the technology's full data-binding potential.
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
Simplify and speed up the development of business applications with Windows® Presentation Foundation (WPF) and the Model View ViewModel (MVVM) design pattern. With this hands-on guide, you’ll master the techniques to bind data to your WPF user interfaces by constructing an example application through the course of the book. Gain valuable skills with WPF and MVVM that you can immediately apply to your own projects!
Over 80 recipes to effectively and efficiently develop rich Windows client applications on the Windows platform
Full of illustrations, diagrams, and tips with clear step-by-step instructions and real world examples
Gain a strong foundation of WPF features and patterns
Leverage the MVVM pattern to build decoupled, maintainable apps