John Gossman, Microsoft Architect for WPF and Silverlight, discusses his experiences watching WPF mature into the powerful framework it is today. John tells us about the trials and tribulations of building Expression Blend on a primitive WPF platform. He also discusses the value of the Model View ViewModel design pattern and gives hints on the best way to learn WPF.
Model View ViewModel Resources
For some reason, the Model View Controller (MVC) flavored design patterns often seem to be the most difficult for us as developers to truly "get". While the MVC resources are bountiful, the Model View ViewModel (MVVM) materials are a little leaner. The following is a list of MVVM resources to get you up-and-running fast:
- John Gossman’s post introducing MVVM to WPF
- Bryant Likes’ WPF Patterns Round Up
- MSDN Forums thread where John Gossman pitches in with some code samples
- Model View ViewModel in WPF by William E. Kempf
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