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This project provides a cross-platform mvvm mobile development framework built on top of:

  • Silverlight for WP7, WP8
  • Mono for Android (or Xamarin.Android)
  • MonoTouch for iOS (or Xamarin.iOS)
  • the WinRT XAML framework for Windows 8 Store apps.
  • Windows Universal projects (WPA8.1 and Windows 8.1 Store apps)
  • WPF
  • Mono for Mac (or Xamarin.Mac)

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


Samples and Videos:

The Tip Calc tutorial:

General articles:

iOS Articles:

For more information please also see:

Questions and support:

Contact - but no open-source technical questions via these channels please:

If you would like to help with the project - including the documentation - then please get in touch :)

About MvvmCross...

This project was born from:

  • a fork once long ago of the MonoCross project, moving away from MVC and towards MVVM
  • an extension project from [www.cirrious.com][cirrious]
  • some ideas from MvvmLight
  • some ideas from ASP.NET MVC
  • some ideas from OpenNetCF (Phone7.Fx)
  • lots of my own ideas - [www.cirrious.com][cirrious] and [my blog][slogdeblog]

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

sql bits

Public projects that have used this framework include:


This is the third version of the MvvmCross platform - v3.

For more info on what this version specifically aims to provide, see:

  • [MvvmCross v3 blog post][mvxv3]

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

How to get involved

If you have questions, then please ask them on [StackOverflow][so] with tag MvvmCross

Alternatively, people on [Xamarin Forums][xf] can be very helpful

There is a Jabbr room - on [#mvvmcross][jabbr] - 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/MvvmCross/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.