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

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Composite UI Frameworks

As you have seen in this book, when you build a WPF/Silverlight application, implementing the MVVM pattern is only one part of the process; you also need to implement a persistence mechanism—a way to keep the Business Logic Layer loosely coupled to the rest of the application, and a mechanism for orchestrating the UI.

The MVVM pattern defines a methodology to separate the UI from the presentation for applications built using WPF/Silverlight or Windows Phone 7 but it doesn’t explain how to orchestrate the UI, how to compose it, how to open communications between two or more views, and other tasks related to the UI.

The term Composite UI Frameworks, introduced and applied by the Microsoft patterns & practices team with the ...

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