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MvvmCross vNext

This project provides a cross-platform mvvm mobile development framework built on top of Silverlight for WP7, Mono for Android and MonoTouch for iOS, and the WinRT XAML framework for Windows 8 Store applications.

This project makes extensive use of Portable Class Libraries to provide maintainable cross platform C# native applications.

Getting started

For an overview of how I personally develop, see or:

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For a list of all sorts of resources, questions and answers, see

For setting up your development environment to support portable libraries, see the steps in

To learn about what MVVM is... please look at this introduction from Infragistics and

For some background on Portable Libraries see provides a video of me talking about this project (with poor noise quality - sorry...)

For more presentations (without sound) see

MvvmCross made it briefly to Channel9 - see

To see how MvvmCross provides ViewModels, Views and bindings, see the samples within this project. This really is the best "Getting Started" information available.

For International inspiration, see:

About MvvmCross...

This project was born from:

Here is the framework in action for the sqlbits conference app: sql bits

Public projects that have used this framework include:


This is the second version of the MvvmCross platform - vNext.

This version specifically provides:

  • the same databinding and viewmodel framework from the original MvvmCross release
  • an increase of code sharing through the use of portable class libraries
  • a new plugin structure which makes it easy to consume and to reuse platform-specific code within your views and viewmodels

The motivation for the changes between version 1 and vNext are summarised in:

If you are looking for the "old" version of MvvmCross, then it's still available and still receiving updates on the master branch at

What's here...

Currently included:

  • Mono for Android
  • MonoTouch
  • WindowsPhone (mainly WP7)
  • WinRT
  • some Console/NUnit work (although this is not supported as a full deployment target currently)


  • Book sample
  • Conference sample
  • CustomerManagement sample
  • Tutorial sample
  • TwitterSearch sample


How to get involved

If you have questions, then please ask them on StackOverflow with tag mvvmcross -

Alternatively, people on Xamarin forums can be very helpful -

There is a Jabbr room - on - but please ask questions on StackOverflow if you can - this helps make the questions and the answers better!

If I haven't seen your question and no-one else has helped, then you can also contact me - me at slodge dot com - but please be patient with me if I'm busy with work.

If you need professional support, then please do contact me - I work freelance and can assist. Please do consider hiring me - everyone likes 'free', but I'm worth paying for :)

If you find bugs or have feature requests, then please report them through GitHub -

If you would like to help make MvvmCross even better, then please do:

  • new code - including pull requests via GitHub - or you can fork the project and build your own extensions
  • new plugins - can be hosted in your own repositories
  • please do blog about your adventures with MvvmCross - we're currently very light on documentation!
  • if you use the framework, then please let me know - we love to see what people are doing with it.


This project is developed and distributed under Ms-Pl - see


Thanks to McCannLondon for sponsoring the initial part of this work -

Thanks to lots of people for their input over time - will add to this list...

Thanks to JetBrains for a community Resharper license to use on this project.

Thanks to Infragistics for a control license for Nuclios and .Net.

If you want to support this project, please do get in touch!

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