Basic Configuration, Actions and Conventions. Open Visual Studio and create. Cheat Sheet. This serves as a quick guide to the most frequently used. All About Actions. We briefly introduced actions in Pt. 1, but there is so much.

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Recently when I set out to build a WPF application for one of the products my studio develops I decided to use the small Xaml framework called Caliburn. Micro to assist with wiring up the application and allow me to easily follow the MVVM pattern. The problem I faced was that the documentation was all over the place making it difficult to get a clear understanding of what the true capabilities of the framework were.

My goal for this tutorial is to go over some lessons I learnt while setting up the WPF application. The project is a simple note taking application that I will be building on over time. I am assuming you have knowledge on how to open a new project in Visual Studio as well as the ability program in, or calihurn least understand, C. Micro is a small framework designed for building applications across all Xaml Platforms. Part A — Basic Caliburn. Micro configuration In this first documentarion of the method I will take you through what changes need to be made to a blank WPF application project in order to get Caliburn.

In the Package Manager Console window run the command to install the Caliburn. Update the contents of AppBootstrapper.

We will be adding the MainViewModel class later in the tutorial. You have yourself the start of your very own WPF application using the Caliburn. The next step is to start filling out your application. In part B of the method Calbiurn will go over how Caliburn. Micro uses conventions to automatically wire your view model up with its view. Before we move on with adding a view to the application I would like explain how the application is being pulled together so far.


The bootstrapper is the class that configures the framework, telling it what to do and where to start.

Client project the bootstrapper class is AppBootstrapper. This bootstrapper class is configured to use the default Caliburn.

Micro configuration, and load the MainViewModel as the first screen. Micro knows to load this view model class as the main view model because it is the Type being passed into the Caliburn. This is to ensure Caliburn.

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Micro has control over the view to be loaded first. To demonstrate how easy it is to build your application with Caliburn. Just Note It with a simple view that takes a user input and displays miro as a message. Give it a go. Micro wires up your views for you. Micro uses naming conventions for locating the Views of any ViewModels within your application.

For example, with our So. MainViewModel it looks for a View called So.

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Out of the box Caliburn. Micro should be able to locate your view. Micro finds the views for all the ViewModels without any custom configuration:. As to the how that can be done, it is out of the scope of this tutorial. Documentstion most cases Caliburn.

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Micro will attempt to use conventions to bind properties and methods within your ViewModel to controls within your View. The conventions are based on x: Micro will calibhrn try and bind the control you have given an x: Name to a property or method within the ViewModel of the same name. For our View, Caliburn. Micro includes a very handy base class called PropertyChangedBase. Within the PropertyChangedBase class there is a method called NotifyOfPropertyChanged that takes an expression allowing you to specify the property that is changing.

Hopefully you see how calibun it is to pull your application together using the framework. From here you should be able to focus less on the wiring and more on your application structure, the part only you can write.

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The introduction is a good place to start. Micro NuGet Package Installation: A very simple walk-through on how to install the framework into various types of Xaml applications using the NuGet package installer within Visual Studio.

Micro documentation on configuring an WPF Application to use the framework.

This cheat sheet covers some of the basic conventions within the framework as well as some additional tools it supplies for scenarios that fall outside what the conventions cover. The following article vocumentation the3 Caliburn. Micro website best describes the situation and solution: To summarise the article, the version of Caliburn. I realize this is almost a year later, but I was able to sort this out. To fix the MainViewModel problem: I renamed my root project folder from So.

Desktop, it was then able to find everything. To fix the BootStrapper problem: I changed my code to the following: This fixed all the problems I was having and I was able to compile and run the code at that point.

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Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. You should now be ready to build your project and check the application has been wired up correctly. Give it a go and check out your handy work so far. The application now has a very simple form within it that allows us to see Caliburn. Micro in action, automatically binding properties and methods to matching controls within our view. I hope this helps. The class Documejtation is obsolete.

You have to use BootstrapperBase instead. The following code will work: Thanks, this was a really helpful first introduction to Caliburn. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

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