The Model View ViewModel (MVVM) is an architectural pattern used in software engineering that originated from Microsoft as a specialization of the presentation model design pattern introduced by Martin Fowler.

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How to maintain view-related information in MVVM and may I store this in the model?

I have an ongoing discussion with some colleagues on how to manage the views to our model. We've got a model which may be represented by many views. Let's say we've got some data that is stored in an ...
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Queue of jobs in a different states and with different services around

I need to design a 'queue' of jobs (in a a very much UI oriented application) that can be run by a user and I need some other thoughts to pick optimal approach from ground up. My jobs can be in a ...
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Sub routing in a SPA site

I have a SPA site that I'm working on, I have a requirement that you can have subroutes for a page view model. Im currently using this 'pattern' for the site MyApp.FooViewModel = MyApp.define({ ...
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Encapsulate multiple properties into a single class to use as a custom DependencyProperty

My application is a WPF project implemented in C# .NET (4.5) using an MVVM architecture with no code-behind in the View. In order to eliminate the coupling between the View and the ViewModel I'm ...
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What's the best way to expose a Model object in a ViewModel?

In a WPF MVVM application, I exposed my model object into my viewModel by creating an instance of Model class (which cause dependency) into ViewModel. Instead of creating separate VM properties, I ...
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Help with complex MVVM (multiple views)

I need help creating view models for the following scenario: Deep, hierarchical data Multiple views for the same set of data Each view is a single, dynamically-changing view, based on the active ...
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Is it improper to have an application wide source for dropdown binding

The WPF Combobox needs to bind a collection to it's ItemsSource and something to bind the selected item or value to. Until now, I've included both the collection and the selected value properties that ...
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Lists & Collections in MVVM - which approach to take?

I'm currently working on a Silverlight app using Caliburn.Micro. At present, we have Views (eg: PeopleView) and View Models (eg: PeopleViewModel) that equate to 'pages' of the application. ...
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What is the good way of sharing specific data between ViewModels

We have IAppContext which is injected into ViewModel. This service contains shared data: global filters and other application wide properties. But there are cases when data is very specific. For ...
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When using MVVM, should you create new viewmodels, or swap out the models?

Say I have a viewmodel like this: public class EmployeeViewModel { private EmployeeModel _model; public Color BackgroundColor { get; set; } public Name { get { return ...
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Clean, Modular Code vs MV* Frameworks [closed]

I've been hearing a-lot about the "new" MV* frameworks. I've tinkered with KnockoutJS, creating an invoicing application, but I much prefer to write clean, modular code in raw JavaScript - leveraging ...
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Best Practice Method for Including Images in a DataGrid using MVVM

All, I have a WPF DataGrid. This DataGrid shows files ready for compilation and should also show the progress of my compiler as it compiles the files. The format of the DataGrid is Image|File ...
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MVVM - Master Detail interaction scenarios - Implementing when MasterVm has partial data, and Detail has to pull whole entity

I've been doing MVVM in a vacuum, working by self on issues most of the time. My main source of inspiration is of course the internet, and I do quite allot of research and often find answer to design ...
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Loose Coupling Presenter to View in MVP

We work in a Java shop here and our web application uses an implementation of the MVP architectural pattern. Our manager comes from a .NET world, where he has been exposed to the MVVM design pattern. ...
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What is better to return from the DataService: Status or Exceptions?

I have a MVVM app with DataServices (using mvvmlight). Right now, i'm using it like var answer = await myDataService.PullList(categoryId); if (answer.Status == Ok) ...
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Should MVVM ViewModel inject an HTML template for default view?

I'm working on web application design that includes Knockout.js and have an overall MVVM question: Does it make sense for the ViewModel to automatically inject a default HTML template (pulled from ...
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How to use data shaped by the UI from the ViewModel while keeping concerns separated?

I'm coming from a winforms background and trying to get ahold of MVVM and XAML. Right now I'm wondering how I can take advantage from a data-shaping control (either native or provided by a third ...
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WPF Control Lifeycle and Navigating through Containers to set Focus

I wanted to understand a control's lifecycle in WPF. Let me explain my scenario: I have a complex screen containing various container controls hosting forms. Let's say my screen has 3 Accordion ...
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What is the main goal of MVVM pattern? [closed]

Could you tell me what is the goal of the MVVM pattern? What are the arguments or the reasons I can give to a team and product owner to respect and develop according to this pattern? I would like a ...
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Syncing objects from code with the view in WPF

I've been reading some into it, but I am time pressed, so I would require a simple solution now and I promise to read up on it later. I come from a winforms c# background, and have lately been working ...
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Again MVVM / MVP story , passing interface of a view to its view model why it is bad?

I have used WPF for an Enterprise solution (hundreds views heavily used Data inputs and validation) in MVP pattern (it was a clean solution usually small amount of code behind forms and main code was ...
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Create a subclass of model for class-based viewmodel creation

Is it justified to create a model subclass just for creation of appropriate viewmodel based on this class. Am I missing something? How to pass data about model into viewmodel?
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When does implementing MVVM not make sense

I am a big fan of various patterns and enjoy learning new ones all the time however I think with all the evangelism around popular patterns and anti-patterns sometimes this causes blind adoption. I ...
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Should IoC container be part of portable library?

I am seeing the benefits of Portable Class Libraries for centralizing Models and ViewModels to a single code-base. Where should dependency injection management (IoC container) take place, though? My ...
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Are value converters more trouble than they're worth?

I'm working on a WPF application with views that require numerous value conversions. Initially, my philosophy (inspired in part by this lively debate on XAML Disciples) was that I should make the view ...
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Inputs and outputs to a method mixed in the UI

I am designing the front end of an WPF application using MVVM where basically all we are doing (for now) is calling a method with some inputs and displaying the outputs. There are two types of ...
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How to create a WinForms project that is “WPF-ready”

I'm a C# developer who hasn't had the privilege of learning WPF yet. However, I recently initiated the architecture phase of a new project which I expect will eventually employ WPF (probably; although ...
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In MV* pattern where does non-business model goes?

I am passing Menu items to View from ViewModel. My menu definition is a model with properties title, image, hasChildren and isEnabled. But this model is meant for UI unlike business domain models like ...
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Should you implement a repository pattern with an MVVM javascript framework?

When coding a MVVM pattern I use Dependency Injection (DI) and try and code against interfaces. One of the common patterns is a Repository pattern, so I can swap my data storage provider. If I'm ...
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Where do put INotifyPropertyChanged Interface in Model or ViewModel [closed]

I am new to MVVM pattern I have a window which has 3 text boxes namely Name,Address,Description ,a save button and a listview which displays the above fields Name,Address,Description respectively ...
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MVVM / API design: who is responsible for what in the example inside?

Note: this question is about the MVVM pattern in general and not related to any specific MVVM framework. I am wondering what the best design approach for the requirements below is (hypothetical ...
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Model and ViewModel for View

I am new to the MVVM pattern. I have a window which has 3 text boxes (Name, Address, Description), a save button, and a listview which displays the above fields. When the save button is clicked I want ...
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When is it okay to reassign the model for a view in MVC?

Is it ever really acceptable to reassign the model for a view in MVC? (Or MV* where applicable.) In other words, for a single view instance, is it ever ok to reassign the view's model? That is, as ...
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I know the language but still can't code like other peers [closed]

I have moved to a new job and code base (been doing C#, .NET, Windows Forms, etc. for last four years) and I have been on this for three months until today. During these three months I caught up with ...
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What shoud MainWindow of a WPF contains

I am making a WPF application following MVVM model. I have seen some approaches for applying MVVM. I am concerned about my MainWindow.xaml. In some tutorials I have seen that MainWindow is only ...
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Where does non-MVVM code belong in an MVVM app?

By non-MVVM code, I mean things like highly generalized components, like one with common extension methods for CLR types, and other 'homeless' helper classes etc? I have a Core project that most ...
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Is MVVM in WPF outdated? [closed]

I'm currently trying to get my head round MVVM for WPF - I don't mean get my head round the concept, but around the actual nuts and bolts of doing anything that is further off the beaten track than ...
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Is a 'God' ViewModel desired in WPF

My application has user controls within user controls. Please see a screen shot of one of the most beautiful applications of all time (UC = user control): All the properties live in the MainWindow ...
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Has the MVVM pattern been adopted widely in real world Silverlight projects?

MVVM pattern is a hot word recently and I am planning to learning and refactor my existing project into this pattern. I have no experience and foresight of the potential risk. Have you guys really ...
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How do I know if I'm violating MVVM with WPF? [closed]

I was recently grabbing an auto generated TreeViewItem from a nested TreeView node in WPF, and I was using ItemContainerGenerator to get it in code behind. Then I thought to myself I'm certainly ...
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Should code-behind in WPF be considered part of the view?

I've read plenty of articles around different patterns in use with WPF and this is something I've yet to understand: should a code-behind file be considered part of the view? As a consequence, should ...
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What the best way to wire up Entity Framework database context (model) to ViewModel in MVVM WPF?

As in the question above: What the best way to wire up Entity Framework database model (context) to viewModel in MVVM (WPF)? I am learning MVVM pattern in WPF, alot of examples shows how to implement ...
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wpf and mvvm printing report startegy

I am developing a WPF application and I need some clarity on printing in WPF and MVVM (I am using MVVM-Light). I want to create standard looking reports for my application and I don't want to have to ...
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MVVM application architecture, where to put dependency injection configuration class, BusinessLayer and Common interfaces?

Planning my architecture for an MVVM application I come to this: MyApp.UI View MyApp.BusinessLayer ViewModel MyApp.DataAccessLayer RepositoryImplEF MyApp.DomainLayer DomainObject ...
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MVVM and service pattern

I'm building a WPF application using the MVVM pattern. Right now, my viewmodels calls the service layer to retrieve models (how is not relevant to the viewmodel) and convert them to viewmodels. I'm ...
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Converting between data and presentation types

I'm quite new to stuff like DI, MVVM and WPF altogether, so it's fairly possible this reads like a giant WTF... I have defined an interface in my business layer, ISomeEntity; then in my data layer, I ...
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What are the pros and cons of the MVVM architecture?

In class today we were introduced to the MVVM architecture for Silverlight/WinPhone/WPF; it looks nice for big projects, but what are your thoughts on MVVM? What are the pros and cons? I want to get ...
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MVVM ViewModel and Commands

I need a bit of help to understand the relationship between a viewmodel and a command, and the responsibility of the viewmodel. I'll try to give an example (using Caliburn Micro). I have a viewmodel ...
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MVVM pattern - Best design approach to manage an application

One year ago, I discovered the WPF technology and I developed a little application, as first experiment, to compare the content of two different directories. The content of each directory is shown in ...
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Should Item Grouping/Filter be in the ViewModel or View layer?

I'm in a situation where I have a list of items that need to be displayed depending on their properties. What I'm unsure of is where is the best place to put the filtering/grouping logic of the ...