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Win Advanced MVVM Book

I am presenting a session on Building WPF Application using MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) on May 15th at the Carolina Code Camp 2010. I will dissect a Sample WPF MVVM application and then highlight the most important aspects of the MVVM by coding a brand new ViewModel and incorporating it into the application. You will learn about the Roles of the MVVM triad, the advantages of using MVVM and Characteristics of the ViewModel. Attendees will be eligible to win two copies one copy (see below) of Josh Smith’s Advanced MVVM book as well as a few other WPF Books. { I will be giving away one hard copy version of the book instead of digital versions due to concerns about DRM protection […]

Using Model-View-ViewModel in WPF Applications

I am presenting at SoCalCodeCamp this weekend (January 30th, 2010) – Advanced WPF – Using Model-View-ViewModel in WPF Applications. Agenda : 1. Roles of the M-V-VM triad 2. Why use M-V-VM ? 3. Characteristics of the ViewModel 4. Build a Sample WPF Application using M-V-VM Resources : MSDN Magazine Article and Sample Application Download Martin Fowler’s description of the ‘Presentation Model ‘ Jeremy Miller’s ‘Build Your Own CAB’ series

Dial Gauge is a ProgressBar

I am not just being philosophical here. In WPF, ControlTemplates allow you to transform a control’s appearance. This is not the same as applying stylesheets. This is an entirely new level of customization. What you see in the screenshot below looks like a Dial but is actually a simple ProgressBar control wearing a “Dial” template. The Dial template was created using Microsoft Expression Blend . Include the ControlTemplate as a Window.Resource and then assign it to ProgressBar element’s Template attribute : Of course that is not all. The ControlTemplate must define some named elements of FrameworkElement type. Charles Petzold has explained it in detail : MSDN Magazine Article. So, I will not repeat it here. The sample code can be […]