Building Enterprise Applications with Windows Presentation Foundation and the Model View ViewModel Pattern

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Author: Raffaele Garofalo

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0735650926

Category: Computers

Page: 201

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Create rich, flexible, and maintainable line-of-business applications with the MVVM design pattern Simplify and improve business application development by applying the MVVM pattern to Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Microsoft(R) Silverlight(R) 4. With this hands-on guide, you'll use MVVM with data binding, commands, and behaviors to create user interfaces loosely coupled to business logic. MVVM is ideal for .NET developers working with WPF and Silverlight--whether or not you have experience building enterprise applications. Discover how to: Dive deep into MVVM--and learn how it differs from other UI design patterns Build a simple Customer Relationship Management application you can adapt for your own projects Implement MVVM to maintain separation between UI declarative syntax and presentation logic code Create a Domain Model to define your application's business context Write dynamic code for the data access layer with the Microsoft Entity Framework and NHibernate Enforce complex data-validation scenarios using Windows Workflow Foundation 4 Implement MVVM using frameworks and toolkits such as Microsoft Prism Get code samples on the web For system requirements, see the Introduction.

Building Enterprise Applications with Windows® Presentation Foundation and the Model View ViewModel Pattern

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Author: Raffaele Garofalo

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0735661847

Category: Computers

Page: 226

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Create rich, flexible, and maintainable line-of-business applications with the MVVM design pattern Simplify and improve business application development by applying the MVVM pattern to Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Microsoft® Silverlight® 4. With this hands-on guide, you'll use MVVM with data binding, commands, and behaviors to create user interfaces loosely coupled to business logic. MVVM is ideal for .NET developers working with WPF and Silverlight—whether or not you have experience building enterprise applications. Discover how to: Dive deep into MVVM—and learn how it differs from other UI design patterns Build a simple Customer Relationship Management application you can adapt for your own projects Implement MVVM to maintain separation between UI declarative syntax and presentation logic code Create a Domain Model to define your application’s business context Write dynamic code for the data access layer with the Microsoft Entity Framework and NHibernate Enforce complex data-validation scenarios using Windows Workflow Foundation 4 Implement MVVM using frameworks and toolkits such as Microsoft Prism Get code samples on the web For system requirements, see the Introduction.

Windows Presentation Foundation 4.5 Cookbook

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Author: Pavel Yosifovich

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781849686235

Category: Computers

Page: 464

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Over 100 advanced recipes to effectively and efficiently develop rich client applications on the Windows platform.

Learn WPF MVVM - XAML, C# and the MVVM pattern

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Author: Arnaud Weil

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326847996

Category: Computers

Page: 168

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You're a developer who knows nothing to WPF. Which is fine, except that you need to start coding your next application using WPF and the MVVM pattern. Don't worry: I have you covered. I've been training hundreds of developers like you during 15 years, and converted my experience into this book. I know from experience teaching what takes more time to learn in WPF, and will spend time only where appropriate. Plus this book is packed with exercises which build up into a full project: you develop a small e-commerce sample application. You'll allow users to browse for products, and you'll also create a back-end where users will be able to list and edit products. Read this book, and you can code your WPF application within a week.

Designing Silverlight Business Applications

Best Practices for Using Silverlight Effectively in the Enterprise

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Author: Jeremy Likness

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0132885905

Category: Computers

Page: 720

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Build Highly Usable, High-Performance Business Applications with Silverlight 5 Microsoft Silverlight MVP and Wintellect Consultant Jeremy Likness gives you all the hands-on guidance and proven patterns and practices you need to build scalable, maintainable, and highly professional applications for multiple platforms and browsers. In this first complete guide to designing Silverlight applications for commercial use, Likness focuses on the advanced Silverlight features most directly related to solving real-world business problems and demonstrates how these features fit together in production-quality applications. Written from the ground up, this book covers every key area of enterprise Silverlight development. For each, Likness introduces the opportunities and capabilities Silverlight provides, offers relevant case studies from actual projects, presents complete C# code samples, and explains them in detail. Every chapter concludes with a summary highlighting the specific information and techniques most important for developers to consider. Coverage includes • Discovering why Silverlight is superior to HTML5/JavaScript for most line-of-business applications • Leveraging Silverlight 5’s powerful enhancements to performance, text, printing, usability, security, and programmability • Effectively applying Silverlight’s application cycle in enterprise applications • Using XAML to drive Silverlight’s visual interface • Quickly transforming raw data into visually appealing information • Using Silverlight’s innovative Visual State Manager and data binding to separate design, UI/UX experience, and business logic • Simplifying development with the MVVM pattern • Using MEF to integrate modular code into highly extensible, maintainable, and testable Silverlight applications • Improving and automating testing with Silverlight Unit Testing Framework and third-party add-ons • Mastering each leading approach to navigation and implementing the best one for your application • Implementing the service layer, persistence, and state management • Building advanced “out-of-browser” applications • Integrating sophisticated line-of-business features into your solutions • Optimizing the performance of your Silverlight applications This book will be invaluable for all experienced client developers who use Microsoft’s technology stack and want to leverage Silverlight’s immense power; and for every Silverlight developer seeking to improve existing line-of-business applications with the new Silverlight 5.

Building Windows 8 Apps with C# and XAML

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Author: Jeremy Likness

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0132982455

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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“Jeremy builds real apps for real customers. That’s why I can heartily recommend this book. Go out and write some great apps…and keep this book handy.” —From the Foreword by Jeff Prosise Build Exceptionally Immersive and Responsive Touch-Based Windows Store Apps for Windows 8 with C# and XAML This is the first practical guide to building breakthrough applications for Windows 8 from project templates through publication to the new Windows Store. Microsoft “MVP of the Year” Jeremy Likness helps you combine your existing developer skills with new Visual Studio 2012 tools and best practices to create apps that are intuitive and innovative. His guidance and insight will help you dive into Windows 8 development—and gain a powerful competitive advantage for years to come. Likness illuminates the entire apps lifecycle, from planning and Model-View-View Model (MVVM) based design through coding, testing, packaging, and deployment. He covers both business and consumer apps, showing how Windows 8/WinRT development builds upon and contrasts with older WPF and Silverlight approaches. Using carefully crafted downloadable code examples and sample projects, Likness shows how to make the most of new platform features, including integrated social networking, search, contracts, charms, and tiles. Throughout, he addresses crucial development challenges that have only been discussed on MSDN, blog posts, and Twitter feeds—and never with this depth and clarity before. Coverage includes • Mastering real-world Windows 8 development for all devices and form factors • Understanding the new WinRT framework and the unique characteristics of Windows 8 apps • Designing apps that are faster, more responsive, do more with less, and maximize battery life • Creating exceptionally fluid interfaces with VS 2012 templates, built-in animations, and XAML • Building apps that respond consistently to multiple forms of input, including complex touch manipulations • Using contracts and charms to expose services or enable users to do so • Providing information to users through Live Tiles even when your app isn’t running • Connecting your app seamlessly to multiple data sources, including social networks and cloud storage • Syndicating rich, network-based content • Using Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) • Securing Windows 8 apps through authentication and authorization • Efficiently testing, debugging, packaging, and deploying apps

Applied WPF 4 in Context

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Author: Raffaele Garofalo

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430234709

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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Applied WPF 4 in Context sets the standard for leveraging the latest Windows user interface technology in your business applications. Using this book, you'll learn how to implement world-class Windows Professional Foundation (WPF) solutions in a real-world line of business applications, developing the code from the ground up, and understand how to apply best development practices and related .NET products and technologies to your solutions. You will cover designing and developing the application, testing and debugging, data access, reporting, and applying styles and themes to enhance the look of the user interface—all using WPF in a very practical, eminently useful context. You'll create asynchronous and parallel code, and learn how to distribute the application's components using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). You'll also apply the Model-View-ViewModel pattern, again in a real-world WPF application. Elegant and functional WPF applications are easier to create than ever before with Applied WPF 4 in Context. What you’ll learn XAML (the Extensible Application Markup Language) through hands-on practice How to integrate Windows Forms, DirectX, ActiveX, and other non-WPF technologies into your WPF application How to integrate WPF with report writers, such as Crystal Reports and SQL Server Reporting Services How to access remote services on a server from the client machine using Windows Communication Foundation Witness the development of a real line-of-business application from the ground up, from the design and analysis phase to the development and testing phase and, finally, how to deploy the application in a production environment, all using WPF and the latest development environment. Who this book is for This book is for Windows application developers who want to understand the context in which WPF sits and the standards and best practices that can be employed to improve the efficiency and maintainability of their projects. This book can be used by a junior developer to learn WPF and understand how to architect a layered application, and it can also be used by a senior developer as a reference for developing scalable WPF applications. Note: If you'd like to contact the author, please do so via his blog, which you can find at http://blog.raffaeu.com. Table of Contents Introducing WPF and XAML Sample Application: Overview and Getting Started Microsoft Expression Blend Creating the Views Adding Controls to the Views The Entity Framework Data Binding Command Handling and Event Routing Testing with TDD Reports with Microsoft Reporting Services Deploying the Application Using ClickOnce Design Patterns in WPF WPF and Multi-Threading Interacting with WCF

.NET Domain-Driven Design with C#

Problem - Design - Solution

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Author: Tim McCarthy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470384026

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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As the first technical book of its kind, this unique resource walks you through the process of building a real-world application using Domain-Driven Design implemented in C#. Based on a real application for an existing company, each chapter is broken down into specific modules so that you can identify the problem, decide what solution will provide the best results, and then execute that design to solve the problem. With each chapter, you'll build a complete project from beginning to end.

Pro XAML with C#

Application Development Strategies (covers WPF, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1)

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Author: Buddy James,Lori Lalonde

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430267755

Category: Computers

Page: 269

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Pro XAML with C#: Application Development Strategies is your guide to real-world development practices on Microsoft’s XAML-based platforms, with examples in WPF, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1. Learn how to properly plan and architect an application on one or more of these platforms for a robust, scalable solution. In Part I, authors Buddy James and Lori Lalonde introduce you to XAML and reveal proven techniques for developing successful line-of-business applications. You’ll also find out about some of the conflicting needs and interests that you might encounter as an enterprise XAML developer. Part II begins to lay the groundwork to help you properly architect your application, providing you with a deeper understanding of domain-driven design and the Model-View-ViewModel design pattern. You will also learn about proper exception handling and logging techniques, and how to cover your code with unit tests to reduce bugs and validate your design. Part III explores implementation and deployment details for each of Microsoft’s XAML UIs, along with advice on deploying and maintaining your application across different devices using version control repositori es and continuous integration. Pro XAML with C#: Application Development Strategies is for intermediate to experienced developers looking to improve their professional practice. Readers should have experience working with C# and at least one XAML-based technology (WPF, Silverlight, Windows Store, or Windows Phone).

Pro WPF and Silverlight MVVM

Effective Application Development with Model-View-ViewModel

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Author: Gary Hall

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430231637

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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WPF and Silverlight are unlike any other user interface (UI) technologies. They have been built to a new paradigm that—if harnessed correctly—can yield unprecedented power and performance. This book shows you how to control that power to produce clean, testable, maintainable code. It is now recognized that any non-trivial WPF or Silverlight application needs be designed around the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) design pattern in order to unlock the technology's full data-binding potential. However, the knowledge of how to do this is missing from a large part of the development community—even amongst those who work with WPF and Silverlight on a daily basis. Too often there is a reliance on programmatic interaction between controls and not enough trust in the technologies' data-binding capabilities. This leads to a clouding of design values and an inevitable loss of performance, scalability, and maintainability throughout the application. Pro WPF and Silverlight MVVM will show you how to arrange your application so that it can grow as much as required in any direction without danger of collapse.

XAML Developer Reference

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Author: Ashish Ghoda,Mamta Dalal

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735668094

Category: Computers

Page: 340

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Your expert guide to designing and building dynamic user interfaces Sharpen your application design and development skills using XAML—the declarative markup language used in Microsoft Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). Led by two XAML experts, you’ll learn practical ways to build rich, interactive user interfaces with data integration capabilities and support for multimedia, graphics, and animation. This hands-on guide is ideal for Microsoft .NET developers and web designers alike. Discover how to: Control UI behavior and implement business logic with code-behind solutions Manage UI element positioning with the XAML layout system Use templates to customize UI elements—without affecting their functionality Apply different types of property and event systems in WPF and Silverlight Bind various kinds of data to your UI, and display them in the format you want Implement 2D and 3D vector graphics and animations Reuse control styles and properties to maintain consistency throughout your application

MVVM Unleashed

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Author: Michael Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780672334382

Category: Computers

Page: 500

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Using the Model View View-Model (MVVM) pattern, .NET developers can create more robust and powerful Silverlight and WPF applications, get to market more rapidly, and simplify both maintenance and upgrades. In MVVM Unleashed, two-time Microsoft MVP Mike Brown demonstrates how to use MVVM to overcome many of the most difficult challenges traditionally associated with Silverlight and WPF development. Brown presents realistic code samples illuminating each "pain point" and showing how MVVM and its supporting patterns can be used to address them. This book goes far beyond theory, presenting useful advice and code derived from the author's four years' experience building production WPF and Silverlight applications. Brown shows how to leverage MVVM's potential benefits for maintainability, testability, "blendability," and portability. In addition, he thoroughly covers closely-related "supporting patterns" for efficiently structuring applications - including patterns that have evolved from the practice of minimizing code-behind. MVVM Unleashed will be valuable to every Silverlight and WPF developer, including the growing number of developers now building Windows Phone 7 apps.

Architecting Mobile Solutions for the Enterprise

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Author: Dino Esposito

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735673365

Category: Computers

Page: 472

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Your guide to planning and executing a complete mobile web strategy Revisit your approach to the mobile web—and deliver effective solutions that reach customers and clients on a variety of mobile devices. In this practical guide, web development luminary Dino Esposito shows you how to develop a solid mobile strategy for the enterprise, starting with an effective mobile website. You’ll receive essential architectural and implementation guidance, as well as mobile-specific design patterns for building cross-platform and native applications. Discover how to: Architect a website accessible from many different mobile devices Implement design patterns specific to mobile app development Examine tools that enable you to write one codebase for many platforms Use technologies for building Windows Phone, iPhone, and Android apps Develop cross-platform app features, such as localization and offline behavior

Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform Second Edition

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Author: Andre Dovgal,Gregor Noriskin,Dmitri Olechko

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 184968913X

Category: Computers

Page: 456

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Presented in a scenario-driven tutorial way, we lead you through fictitious example problems and present you with the best solutions. This book is intended for architects, developers, and managers who need to improve their knowledge of the Microsoft application platform. This book will appeal to anyone, especially consultants, who want to get up to speed on selecting the most appropriate platform for a particular problem. A good understanding of the general Windows platform and development technologies would be helpful.

Xamarin Mobile Application Development

Cross-Platform C# and Xamarin.Forms Fundamentals

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Author: Dan Hermes

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484202147

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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Xamarin Mobile Application Development is a hands-on Xamarin.Forms primer and a cross-platform reference for building native Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps using C# and .NET. This book explains how to use Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin.Android, and Xamarin.iOS to build business apps for your customers and consumer apps for Google Play and the iTunes App Store. Learn how to leverage Xamarin.Forms for cross-platform development using the most common UI pages, layouts, views, controls, and design patterns. Combine these with platform-specific UI to craft a visually stunning and highly interactive mobile user experience. Use Xamarin.Forms to data bind your UI to both data models and to view models for a Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) implementation. Use this book to answer the important question: Is Xamarin.Forms right for my project? Platform-specific UI is a key concept in cross-platform development, and Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS are the foundation of the Xamarin platform. Xamarin Mobile Application Development will cover how to build an Android app using Xamarin.Android and an iOS app using Xamarin.iOS while sharing a core code library. SQLite is the database-of-choice for many Xamarin developers. This book will explain local data access techniques using SQLite.NET and ADO.NET. Build a mobile data access layer (DAL) using SQLite and weigh your options for web services and enterprise cloud data solutions. This book will show how organize your Xamarin code into a professional-grade application architecture. Explore solution-building techniques from starter-to-enterprise to help you decouple your functional layers, manage your platform-specific code, and share your cross-platform classes for code reuse, testability, and maintainability. Also included are 250+ screenshots on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone and 200+ C# code examples with downloadable C# and XAML versions available from Apress.com. This comprehensive recipe and reference book addresses one of the most important and vexing problems in the software industry today: How do we effectively design and develop cross-platform mobile applications?

Software Architecture

A Comprehensive Framework and Guide for Practitioners

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Author: Oliver Vogel,Ingo Arnold,Arif Chughtai,Timo Kehrer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642197361

Category: Computers

Page: 478

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As a software architect you work in a wide-ranging and dynamic environment. You have to understand the needs of your customer, design architectures that satisfy both functional and non-functional requirements, and lead development teams in implementing the architecture. And it is an environment that is constantly changing: trends such as cloud computing, service orientation, and model-driven procedures open up new architectural possibilities. This book will help you to develop a holistic architectural awareness and knowledge base that extends beyond concrete methods, techniques, and technologies. It will also help you to acquire or expand the technical, methodological, and social competences that you need. The authors place the spotlight on you, the architect, and offer you long-term architectural orientation. They give you numerous guidelines, checklists, and best practices to support you in your practical work. "Software Architecture" offers IT students, software developers, and software architects a holistic and consistent orientation across relevant topics. The book also provides valuable information and suggestions for system architects and enterprise architects, since many of the topics presented are also relevant for their work. Furthermore, IT project leads and other IT managers can use the book to acquire an enhanced understanding of architecture. Further information is available at www.software-architecture-book.org.

Microsoft.NET

Architecting Applications for the Enterprise

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Author: Dino Esposito,Andrea Saltarello

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735685355

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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Make the right architectural decisions up front - and improve the quality and reliability of your .NET applications. Led by two enterprise programming experts, you'll learn how to apply the patterns and techniques that help control project complexity - and make systems easier to build, support, and upgrade - right from the start. This Second Edition features new deep dives on domain modeling, Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS), and event sourcing models. Get pragmatic architectural guidance on these topics and more: Building testability, maintainability, and security into your system early in the design Exposing business logic through a service-oriented interface Choosing the best pattern for organizing business logic and behavior Applying patterns to separate the UI and presentation logic Managing impedance mismatch between objects and data How to minimize development effort and avoid over-engineering - to produce more robust results

Modern Web Development

Understanding domains, technologies, and user experience

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Author: Dino Esposito

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 1509300546

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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Master powerful new approaches to web architecture, design, and user experience This book presents a pragmatic, problem-driven, user-focused approach to planning, designing, and building dynamic web solutions. You’ll learn how to gain maximum value from Domain-Driven Design (DDD), define optimal supporting architecture, and succeed with modern UX-first design approaches. The author guides you through choosing and implementing specific technologies and addresses key user-experience topics, including mobile-friendly and responsive design. You’ll learn how to gain more value from existing Microsoft technologies such as ASP.NET MVC and SignalR by using them alongside other technologies such as Bootstrap, AJAX, JSON, and JQuery. By using these techniques and understanding the new ASP.NET Core 1.0, you can quickly build advanced web solutions that solve today’s problems and deliver an outstanding user experience. Microsoft MVP Dino Esposito shows you how to: Plan websites and web apps to mirror real-world social and business processes Use DDD to dissect and master the complexity of business domains Use UX-Driven Design to reduce costs and give customers what they want Realistically compare server-side and client-side web paradigms Get started with the new ASP.NET Core 1.0 Simplify modern visual webpage construction with Bootstrap Master practical, efficient techniques for running ASP.NET MVC projects Consider new options for implementing persistence and working with data models Understand Responsive Web Design’s pros, cons, and tradeoffs Build truly mobile-friendly, mobile-optimized websites About This Book For experienced developers and solution architects who want to plan and develop web solutions more effectively Assumes basic familiarity with the Microsoft web development stack