View Model – Data

View – XAML, bind to data-model

Model – Business Logic

MVVM facilitates a separation of development of the graphical user interface from development of the business logic or back-end logic (the data model)

The Model View ViewModel (MVVM) is an architectural pattern used in software engineering that originated from Microsoft which is specialized in the Presentation Model design pattern. It is based on the Model-view-controller pattern (MVC), and is targeted at modern UI development platforms (WPF and Silverlight) in which there is a UX developer who has different requirements than a more “traditional” developer. MVVM is a way of creating client applications that leverages core features of the WPF platform, allows for simple unit testing of application functionality, and helps developers and designers work together with less technical difficulties.

VIEW: A View is defined in XAML and should not have any logic in the code-behind. It binds to the view-model by only using data binding. 

MODEL: AModel is responsible for exposing data in a way that is easily consumable by WPF. It must implement INotifyPropertyChanged and/or INotifyCollectionChanged as appropriate. 

VIEWMODEL: A ViewModel is a model for a view in the application or we can say as abstraction of the view. It exposes data relevant to the view and exposes the behaviors for the views, usually with Commands.


Last modified: March 24, 2019



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