New Download Location

A number of folks have contacted me asking where they can download Helix, the Prism Template Pack or the Prism Tabbed Interface Sample now that we no longer use the ISP that was hosting these files.  I’m happy to report that I have (at last!) moved these files to Azure so you can download them again. Here…

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Prism Template Pack 1.4: Now with MEF Support!

Quite a few folks have asked for MEF versions of the Prism templates. I’m happy to announce that the Prism Template Pack has now been updated to include MEF (as well as Unity) templates.You can download the latest version of the template pack (version 1.4) from here [Updated Link]. You can read the release notes here….

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Closable Tabbed Views in Prism

Prism regions make it easy to change the layout of views within an application. A region is a logical placeholder associated with a specific layout control. Displaying a view in a region causes the view to be added to the layout control. But because the region and the layout control are loosely coupled, you can…

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Prism 4.0 Template Pack Now Available

The updated version of the Prism Template Pack for Prism 4.0 is now available here! The Prism 4.0 Template Pack contains Prism shell and module project templates and a quick-start solution template which creates a multi-project solution with a shell and two modules. All templates are available for both Silverlight and WPF and for C#…

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Updated Prism Template Pack for Visual Studio 2010 RTM

Well it took longer than I thought it would, but I’ve finally managed to update the Prism Template Pack for Visual Studio 2010 RTM!!! To install the templates, download the template pack from here, rename the file extension from .zip to .vsix, then double click it. You’ll be presented with the license. Once you accept…

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Prism 4.0 – Have Your Say!

We are just about to officially kick off the Prism 4.0 project. As we’ve done for previous Prism projects, we’ve put together a short survey to try and get community input on the focus and direction of the project. You can find the survey here. One of the key questions that we’d like to get…

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Prism Template Pack for Visual Studio 2010

Now that we have Release Candidate versions of Visual Studio 2010, as well as WPF and Silverlight 4.0, I’ve updated the Prism Templates so that you can more easily develop Prism applications that target these latest releases. The templates themselves are similar to those I released a while back – there are templates for Shell…

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Prism – A Look Ahead

We (meaning the Patterns & Practices Client Team) have have just published a post (here) on the P&P team blog that describes our plans for Prism. The post answers two of the most frequently asked questions that we get on Prism: Can I use Prism for WPF/Silverlight 4.0 development? What’s going to be in Prism…

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Custom Content Loaders in Silverlight 4.0

Silverlight 3.0 supports navigation by providing a Frame control into which you can load various pages as the user clicks on hyperlink controls in the application’s UI. Each page is specified by a Uri. As navigation takes place, the browser’s history and address bar is updated with this Uri. This allows the user to use…

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Prism and MEF

One of the most highly anticipated of the new technologies coming in .NET 4.0 and Silverlight 4.0 is the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF). Folks that are familiar with Prism and that have been looking at MEF have been wondering how Prism and MEF relate to each other. At a high level, MEF shares some of…

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