RFBCodeWorks.Mvvm.Controls 1.0.2

dotnet add package RFBCodeWorks.Mvvm.Controls --version 1.0.2
NuGet\Install-Package RFBCodeWorks.Mvvm.Controls -Version 1.0.2
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<PackageReference Include="RFBCodeWorks.Mvvm.Controls" Version="1.0.2" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add RFBCodeWorks.Mvvm.Controls --version 1.0.2
#r "nuget: RFBCodeWorks.Mvvm.Controls, 1.0.2"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install RFBCodeWorks.Mvvm.Controls as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=RFBCodeWorks.Mvvm.Controls&version=1.0.2

// Install RFBCodeWorks.Mvvm.Controls as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=RFBCodeWorks.Mvvm.Controls&version=1.0.2


This is a Library designed to ease working within an MVVM framework, and is meant to consolidate boiler-plate ViewModel interactions for common WPF controls into pre-built classes.

XAML Namespace:

Usage Namespace
Converters xmlns:converters="https://github.com/RFBCodeWorks/MvvmControls/WPF.Converters"
Custom Controls xmlns:cc="https://github.com/RFBCodeWorks/MvvmControls/WPF.Controls"
Attached Behaviors xmlns:cb="https://github.com/RFBCodeWorks/MvvmControls/WPF.Behaviors"
Specialized ViewModels xmlns:cs="https://github.com/RFBCodeWorks/MvvmControls/Mvvm/Specialized"

Mvvm.Primitive Classes

These classes are the base classes the main objects are derived from, and follow a strucute similar to System.Windows.Controls namespace.

  • ControlBase : ObservableObject
    • Properties:- bool IsEnabled { get; set; }
      • bool IsVisible { get; set; }
      • Visibility Visibility { get; set; }
    • Events:
      • VisibilityChanged
  • ItemSource<T,E> : ControlBase where E:IList<T>
    • Base class for an ItemSource control.
    • Type Parameters
      • T : The object that will be housed in the collection of type E
      • E : The collection type - Must implement IList<T>
    • Properties
      • string DisplayMemberPath - Set which property to display (for example, display the 'Name' in the combobox)
      • E Items - The collection of items
    • Events:
      • ItemSourceChanged - occurs when the Items property is set to a new collection
  • SelectorDefinition<T,E,V> : ItemSource <T,E> where E:IList<T>
    • Extends the ItemSource<T,E> class for use with Selector controls, such as ComboBox and ListBox
    • Properties:
      • T SelectedItem -- The currently selected item
      • string SelectedValuePath -- Optional setting that allows setting a 'ValuePath' for the control to utilize. Ex: "ID" --> SelectedValue = SelectedItem.ID
      • V SelectedValue -- The currently selected value by the SelectedValuePath - This should be only set by the control, not in code.
    • Events:
      • SelectedItemChanged - Occurs when a new item is selected
      • SelectedValueChanged - Occurs when the SelectedValue property changes
  • AbstractCommand, AbstractCommand<T>, AbstractAsyncCommand, AbstractAsyncCommand<T>
    • These are abstract ICommand objects that implement the Community Toolkit's IRelayCommand interface
  • AbstractButtonDefinition, AbstractButtonDefinition<T>, AbstractAsyncButtonDefinition, AbstractAsyncButtonDefinition<T>
    • These are abstract classes that implement the IButtonDefinition & ICommand interfaces, for use with to bind with to the button control
  • ToggleButtonDefinition
    • Base class for RadioButton and CheckBox button definitions

Concrete Classes

  • ButtonDefinition, ButtonDefinition<T>, AsyncButtonDefinition, AsyncButtonDefinition<T>

    • These sealed classes are derived from their respective abstract versions.
    • They utilize IRelayCommand objects to implement ICommand.
  • RelayCommand, RelayCommand<T>, AsyncRelayCommand, AsyncRelayCommand<T>

    • These ICommand objects are sealed, but are derived from their respective abstract primitives.
  • ListBoxDefinition, ComboBoxDefinition - Derived from Primitives.SelectorDefinition

    • ListBox- and ComboBox- Definition objects are used to represent a user's interaction with a Listbox or ComboBox
    • Both extend Primitives.SelectorDefinition with properties specific to their associated controls.
    • With the WPF.Behaviors.MultiItemSelectionBehavior properties attached to a listbox, a Listbox also supports multi-item selection modes.
  • CheckBoxDefinition, RadioButtonDefinition - Derived from Primitives.ToggleButton

    • CheckBoxDefinition is directly derived from Primitives.ToggleButton, and implements ICheckBox
    • RadioButton adds the 'GroupName' property, and implements IRadioButton.
    • RadioButton also overrides the IsThreeState property to FALSE.
  • TextControlDefinition - Derived from Primitives.ControlBase

    • While a textbox would normally just be bound to a string, since this is derived from ControlBase, it allows for the enabling/disabling/visibility control over the textbox. Additional members include:
      • Func<string> GetText - A function that can be executed to set the Text property
      • string Text - The text to display in the textbox
      • bool IsReadOnly - Set the textbox to ReadOnly mode
      • Refresh() - Invokes GetText() to update the Text property
      • Refresh(object, eventargs) - Provides a way to automatically refresh the Text property by subscribing the object to an external event

A simplified ComboBox Experience

A ComboBox has the following properties that the ViewModel may interact with:

  • ItemSource (The items within the drop-down)
  • SelectedItem (The currently selected item)
  • SelectedValue \ SelectedValuePath ( The value of the SelectedItem, as an object, typically a property of the item )
  • SelectedItemChanged event - Occurs and a new item is selected
  • ItemSourceChanged event - Occurs when the itemsource is updated
  • IsEnabled - Enable/Disable a control from within the ViewModel
  • Visibilty / IsVisible - Toggle visibility of an item from within the ViewModel

This can all be set up within the ViewModel like so:

public class MyViewModel {

  public MyViewModel()
   MyComboBox = new ComboBoxDefinition<string>()
     ItemSource = new string[] { "Index0", "Index1", "Index2", "Index3" }
   ComboBoxDefinition.SelectedItemChanged += NewItemSelected;
  public ComboBoxDefinition<string> MyComboBox { get; }

  private void NewItemSelected(object sender, EventArgs e) { /* React to item selection */ } 

And the corresponding xaml:

  <ComboBox cb:ControlDefinitions.ComboBoxDefinition="{Binding ComboBoxDefinition}" />

Development Targets

This library utilizes C#9.0 for init setters.

Build Targets:

  • .NetFramework net472, net480
  • .NetCoreApp3.1
  • .Net5.0-windows
  • .Net6.0-windows
  • .Net7.0-windows
Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
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.NET Core netcoreapp3.1 is compatible. 
.NET Framework net472 is compatible.  net48 is compatible.  net481 was computed. 
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Version Downloads Last updated
1.0.2 229 11/10/2023 127 11/2/2023
1.0.1 122 10/31/2023 134 10/29/2023 145 10/12/2023 109 10/11/2023 188 3/29/2023 257 1/27/2023 242 1/27/2023

- Add XmlnsDefinition properties for easier XAML setup
           Breaking Changes (Namespace/Class name adjustments):
           - Relocate ReactiveStyles.Helpers to the Behaviors namespace to reduce XAML namespacing requirements.
           - Relocate Mvvm.XmlLinq.Controls.TreeViewItems into Mvvm.Specialized
           - Normalize Specialized TreeViewItems names:
           --- TreeViewFileInfo -> FileInfoTreeViewItem
           --- TreeViewDirectoryInfo -> DirectoryInfoTreeViewItem

           Deprecated Functionality (use WPF Styles instead):
           - Behaviors.ReactiveStyles.IsTabletMode
           - Behaviors.ReactiveStyles.IsDirtySetters
           - Behaviors.ReactiveStyles.IsInvalidSetters