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MVVM Light Toolkit Fundamentals

by Laurent Bugnion

This is a reference course about MVVM Light, the popular toolkit to build client applications in XAML.

What you'll learn

MVVM Light is extremely popular to build client applications in XAML. It supports Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight, Windows 8 (RT), and Windows Phone. This toolkit consists of helper components, project and item templates, code snippets, and recommendations on building a decoupled architecture for your application. MVVM Light works great in Blend and the Visual Studio designer to enable designer-developer workflow to improve the application's user experience. MVVM Light also makes it easier to decouple the application's components and to maintain it. This course introduces each component with in-depth explanations and samples. It also shows examples inspired from real-life applications where MVVM Light is used successfully.

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About the author

Laurent works as Senior Director for IdentityMine, one of the leading companies (and Gold Partner) for Microsoft technologies such as Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight, Pixelsense, Windows 8, Windows Phone, XBOX and generally User Experience. He is based in Zurich Switzerland, where he lives with his wife Chi Meei and his two daughters Alise and Laeticia. In October 2010, the book "Silverlight 4 Unleashed" that he wrote was published at Sams, an advanced sequel to "Silverlight 2 Un... more

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