Introduction to MVVM Hands-on-lab


I am happy to announce the release of an “Introduction to MVVM” hands-on-lab, in the form of a Visual Studio 2010 extension. You can download it from the Visual Studio Gallery here. I will be posting additional information (as time permits) on this dedicated MVVM page.

The hands-on-lab is intended to be an introduction to the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern. It integrates directly inside Visual Studio, with documentation, examples and even automatic code snippet copying, all in one place. The hands-on-lab walks through the pattern step-by-step using examples that are easy to understand, and illustrates the benefits of MVVM in a concrete way.

As was the case with the VS2008 MVVM Toolkit, it is not intended to replace community libraries. I hope you find it useful!

Comments (4)

  1. Aaron says:

    Thanks for this Patrick, this is really going to help with a College assignment I have (at least I think it will <a href="about.me/aaronsmith007">:-)</a>). Look forward to reading more.

  2. SomeBloke says:

    How does this compare to the current MVVM learning master?

    karlshifflett.wordpress.com/…/in-the-box-ndash-mvvm-training

  3. Fair question! Our goal is the same: to help you learn MVVM.

    There's a few reasons I wrote my own the first time (the MVVM Toolkit on Codeplex) as well as the second (the current release). The copyright on Karl's is fairly restrictive, and if only for that reason, I ended up writing the samples and documentation based on what I had done in the MVVM Toolkit. It also gave me the opportunity to design the training the way I felt it would be most useful, but would be happy to hear your feedback.