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.
For an overview of how I personally develop, see http://slodge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/azure-to-wpmonodroidmonotouch-video-of.html or:
For a list of all sorts of resources, questions and answers, see http://slodge.blogspot.co.uk/p/mvvmcross-quicklist.html
For setting up your development environment to support portable libraries, see the steps in http://slodge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/mvvmcross-vnext-portable-class.html
To learn about what MVVM is... please look at this introduction from Infragistics http://blogs.infragistics.com/blogs/anand_raja/archive/2012/02/20/the-model-view-viewmodel-101-part-1.aspx and http://blogs.infragistics.com/blogs/anand_raja/archive/2012/03/06/introduction-to-the-model-view-viewmodel-pattern-part-2.aspx.
For some background on Portable Libraries see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dsplaisted/archive/2012/08/27/how-to-make-portable-class-libraries-work-for-you.aspx
http://vimeo.com/39019207 provides a video of me talking about this project (with poor noise quality - sorry...)
For more presentations (without sound) see http://www.slideshare.net/cirrious/
MvvmCross made it briefly to Channel9 - see http://slodge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/mvvmcross-on-channel9.html
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:
This project was born from:
- a branch of the MonoCross project, moving away from MVC and towards MVVM
- an extension project from http://www.cirrious.com
- some ideas from MvvmLight
- some ideas from ASP.NET MVC
- some ideas from OpenNetCF (Phone7.Fx)
- lots of my own ideas - http://www.cirrious.com and http://slodge.blogspot.co.uk/
Public projects that have used this framework include:
- Kinect Star Wars - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXPE2iTvlWg
- Aviva Drive - http://www.aviva.co.uk/drive
- Origo Foci-Eb 2012 - http://slodge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/origo-foci-eb-2012-example-mvvmcross.html
- Various Conference apps - SQLBitsX, DDDSW, LondonAzure, .... e.g. https://github.com/slodge/MvvmCross/tree/vnext/Sample%20-%20CirriousConference
- The CrossBox DropBox client - https://github.com/runegri/CrossBox
- The Blooor shopping list app - https://github.com/Zoldeper/Blooor
- Have you used the app? Please send me your links and I'll add them here
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: http://www.slideshare.net/cirrious/mvvm-cross-going-portable
If you are looking for the "old" version of MvvmCross, then it's still available and still receiving updates on the master branch at https://github.com/slodge/MvvmCross/tree/master
- Mono for Android
- WindowsPhone (mainly WP7)
- 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
- Some empty project templates to use in VisualStudio (see http://slodge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/some-project-templates-for-vnext.html)
How to get involved
If you have questions, then please ask them on StackOverflow with tag mvvmcross - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/mvvmcross
Alternatively, people on Xamarin forums can be very helpful - http://forums.xamarin.com/
There is a Jabbr room - on http://jabbr.net/#/rooms/mvvmcross - 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 - https://github.com/slodge/MvvmCross/issues
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 http://opensource.org/licenses/ms-pl.html
- MonoCross was the original starting point for this project, and was used as a reference under MIT - please see http://code.google.com/p/monocross/ for original details.
- Phone7.Fx is redistributed and modified here under Ms-PL - please see http://phone7.codeplex.com for original details.
- Tiny bits of MvvmLight are redistributed and modified here under MIT - please see http://mvvmlight.codeplex.com/ for original details.
- NewtonSoft.Json is redistributed and modified here under MIT - please see http://json.codeplex.com for original details.
- The original work on the JSON.Net port to MonoTouch and MonoDroid was done by @ChrisNTR - https://github.com/chrisntr/Newtonsoft.Json
- Sqlite-net - custom license - see https://github.com/praeclarum/sqlite-net/blob/master/license.md
- MonoTouch.Dialog - TODO
- MonoDroid.Dialog - TODO
- OpenNetCF IoC (used from wtihin Phone7.Fx?) - TODO
- To be documented: MonoTouch.NinePatch (not currently used), code from Xamarin Conference samples, code from PullToRefresh
- Messenger ideas from JonathanPeppers/XPlatUtils and from GrumpyDev/TinyMessenger
Thanks to McCannLondon for sponsoring the initial part of this work - http://blogs.mccannlondon.co.uk/
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!