.NET & Funky Fresh



  • <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ID=V20070822/US/bluspiconinc-20/8001/8b68bf4b-6724-40e7-99a5-a6decf6d8648"> </script>
Images in this post missing? We recently lost them in a site migration. We're working to restore these as you read this. Should you need an image in an emergency, please contact us at imagehelp@codebetter.com
Caliburn Alpha for WPF AND Silverlight is Here!

Caliburn is a framework designed to aid in the development of WPF and Silverlight applications. It implements a variety of UI patterns that are geared towards solving problems encountered in real-world scenarios.

 It's goals are:

  • Support building WPF/SL application that are TDD friendly.
  • Implement functionality for simplifying various UI design patterns in WPF/SL.  These patterns include MVC, MVP, Presentation Model (MVVM), etc.
  • Ease the use of a DI container with WPF/SL.
  • Simplify or provide alternatives to common WPF/SL related tasks.
  • Provide solutions to common UI architecture problems.

This new version contains support for two primary features: Actions and Commands.

Actions were primarily inspired by frameworks like Monorail and ASP.NET MVC.  Caliburn attempts to bring this methodology of UI architecture to WPF and Silverlight.  Using this feature allows developers to eliminate the need for code behind files by allowing UI components to bind directly to methods on other classes.  Actions supports a rich set of features such as auto determination of input parameters, databinding of return values, filters, automatic asynchronous code execution, UI updates based on action availability, etc.

Commands are built on top of Actions and enable the GOF Command pattern.  This implementation is unrelated to the native WPF implementation and (IMHO) is superior to it in a variety of ways.  Commands have all the features of Actions.  Additionally, commands can be linked to form composite command chains.

Now that I have the code up, I'll be spending some time blogging about how to use the specific features.  In the mean time, there are nine samples for both WPF and Silverlight that demonstrate the basic usage of these features.

You can find the project site here.


Posted 10-12-2008 10:03 PM by Rob Eisenberg


About The CodeBetter.Com Blog Network
CodeBetter.Com FAQ

Our Mission

Advertisers should contact Brendan

Google Reader or Homepage

del.icio.us CodeBetter.com Latest Items
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe with Bloglines
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Subscribe with myFeedster
Add to My AOL
Furl CodeBetter.com Latest Items
Subscribe in Rojo

Member Projects
DimeCasts.Net - Derik Whittaker

Friends of Devlicio.us
Red-Gate Tools For SQL and .NET


SmartInspect .NET Logging
NGEDIT: ViEmu and Codekana
NHibernate Profiler
Balsamiq Mockups
JetBrains - ReSharper
Web Sequence Diagrams
Ducksboard<-- NEW Friend!


Site Copyright © 2007 CodeBetter.Com
Content Copyright Individual Bloggers


Community Server (Commercial Edition)