MvvmGen 1.1.0 and the New Special Edition: PURE CODE GENERATION – No Runtime Dependency For Your Project!

In the last blog post I introduced you to MvvmGen, the new MVVM library built with a strong focus on C# Source Generators. Some of you asked in the comments of the blog post and also per email if also the library could be generated, so that there is no runtime dependency.

Today, I'm happy to announce that this is now possible. Check out the requested special edition on NuGet: MvvmGen.PureCodeGeneration. This edition generates everything for you, not only the ViewModels, but also the full library. That means, there is no runtime dependency for your application. Let's look at this edition in this blog post, and let me also show you what's new in version 1.1.0.


Introducing the brand-new MvvmGen Library – Writing ViewModels for your XAML Applications Has Never Been More Productive and Easier

In the nights of the past weeks, I built a brand-new MVVM library that you can use in your XAML-based .NET applications. The library is called MvvmGen. It uses Roslyn-powered C# Source Generators to create all the ViewModel-specific boilerplate for you, and it is built with .NET Standard 2.0, which means you can use it in your WPF, WinUI, Uno Platform, Xamarin.Forms and .NET MAUI apps.

MvvmGen is a modern, next-generation MVVM library that I built from ground up with a strong focus on C# Source Generators. All the repetitive code (also known as boilerplate) that you normally write to create a ViewModel class gets generated for you. So, let's welcome the new library and let's take a look at it.


What is Actually the Universal Windows Platform and what is WinUI, MSIX, and Project Reunion / Windows App SDK?

This morning I got a wonderful message from a very smart and great person who watched my latest Pluralsight course, Fundamentals of Building .NET Desktop Applications. The course explains the .NET UI frameworks Windows Forms, WPF, UWP, WinUI (including Uno platform), and .NET MAUI in an overview and shows how to build your first .NET Desktop Apps for Windows with WinUI, WPF, and Windows Forms. The structure of the course is like this:

  • Knowing the UI frameworks for .NET Desktop Apps
  • Creating Your First WinUI App
  • Building Your First WPF App
  • Writing Your First Windows Forms App

.NET Core 3: Use UWP Controls in WPF with XAML Islands

In this blog post, you will learn how to use XAML Islands to host the UWP MapControl in a .NET Core 3 Preview 4 WPF application.

XAML Islands is a technology that allows you to host modern UWP controls in your WPF, Windows Forms, and Win32 applications. You can use for example UWP's InkCanvas or the MapControl, or you can use your custom UWP Controls. This allows you to modernize your apps with Windows 10 features.


BASTA! 2016: Sessions and Slides

Thanks to all of you who attended one or more of my three sessions at the BASTA! Conference about
  • Integrating Office 365 Data into your app by using Microsoft Graph
  • Building Apps with the Universal Windows Platform
  • Input Validation in WPF with INotifyDataErrorInfo and DataAnnotations
Slides and demos are linked to the talks on It was another fantastic BASTA! conference: Great people, great sessions, well organized and a lot of fun. Looking forward to see you at the next BASTA!