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Advanced MVVM using Contoso Cookbook: Ebook


Advanced MVVM Concepts using Contoso Cookbook

Author: Gill Cleeren 

Price: $0.99     Add to Cart

Format: Word, PDF, MOBI, EPUB, source code
Number of pages: 32
Release date: March 2013

From the author: MVVM – or the Model-View-ViewModel pattern – is still a hot topic. It is the architectural pattern that many XAML developers have been using to build their applications in WPF, Windows Phone and Silverlight. It’s also great to build Windows 8 Store applications. Here at SilverlightShow, we’ve recently done a 3-part article series that received a lot of interesting feedback. I recommend to read these articles before starting with this ebook, since we are not talking about the base concepts explained in those articles.

But some people indicated they wanted some more information, which is why we did the advanced MVVM topics webinar, where we’ve explored some more advanced concepts around MVVM.

The goal of this ebook is on one hand being a companion to the webinar. We can spend some more time explaining the more advanced concepts and patterns used in the demo in the webinar. Hopefully, this will prove to be a good learning experience and give you enough information to apply in your next projects. On the other hand, I do think that there’s a real demand for a sample that talks deep about a real-life MVVM architecture. I hope to give that here.


Chapter 1
The application
The architecture
The ViewModelLocator
The Container
Navigation and window management

Chapter 2
Accessing data using a repository and the data service layer abstraction
Data binding to list controls

Chapter 3
Tiles and push notifications in an MVVM application
State management
Unit testing

About the author:

Gill Cleeren is Microsoft Regional Director (www.theregion.com), Silverlight MVP (former ASP.NET MVP) and Telerik MVP. He lives in Belgium where he works as .NET architect at Ordina (http://www.ordina.be/). Passionate about .NET, he’s always playing with the newest bits. In his role as Regional Director, Gill has given many sessions, webcasts and trainings on new as well as existing technologies, such as Silverlight, ASP.NET and WPF at conferences including TechEd Berlin 2010, TechDays Belgium – Switzerland - Sweden, DevDays NL, NDC Oslo Norway, SQL Server Saturday Switzerland, Spring Conference UK, Silverlight Roadshow in Sweden, Telerik RoadShow UK… He’s also the author of many articles in various developer magazines and for SilverlightShow.net and he organizes the yearly Community Day event in Belgium. He also leads Visug (www.visug.be), the largest .NET user group in Belgium. Gill is the author of “Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook”. In 2012, the second edition, “Silverlight 5 Data and Services Cookbook” was released.

You can find his blog at www.snowball.be. Twitter: @gillcleeren