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Windows 8 MVVM Patterns Revealed

The Model-View-View-Model (MVVM) pattern is held in high regard by many developers as an excellent way of creating sophisticated modern applications. It’s clear seperation of presentation and business logic produces a clean implementation that promotes speed, scalability and code reuse in applications with a complex UI. These strengths have found it favor with WPF and Silverlight developers.  It is now increasingly being employed for Windows 8 apps, a purpose to which it is ideally suited as this book will show.

In this brief, information-rich, guide we will show you how MVVM works with both XAML (C#) and HTML5 (JavaScript) flavors of Windows 8. Beginning with a brief recap of MVVM concepts under .NET – to provide a common frame of reference – we will then delve into the details of how MVVM can best be implemented in Metro-style apps for Windows 8 and show a working application framework in each case.

What you’ll learn

  • How the MVVM pattern can bring elegance, power, speed and reusability to your Windows 8 apps.
  • That MVVM implementations under Windows 8 differ from MVVM implementations under .NET.
  • Produce fully working Metro-style applications using XAML and HTML5
  • How you can use the popular KnockoutJS Framework to speed the development of your HTML5 Metro apps.
  • Essential tips, tricks and cautions that will allow you to bring your existing .NET skills to bear quickly in the Windows 8 world.

Who this book is for
This is a fast-paced guide for developers comfortable with both .NET programming and the fundamentals of Windows 8 development.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Setting Up Windows 8 Application Project
Chapter 2. Implementing the View
Chapter 3. Implementing the Model
Chapter 4. Implementing the ViewModel
Chapter 5. HTML5, JavaScript, and Windows 8 Applications
Chapter 6. View, Model, and ViewModel Structures in HTML5 and JavaScrip

Book Details

  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Apress (January 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430249080
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430249085
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