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MVVM Helpers

Collection of MVVM helper classes for any application.

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Checkout this awesome video I made introducing you to MVVM Helpers :)

What's included?

I wanted to keep this library really small and just created it for myself, but I hope others find it useful. Here is what I added in and feel free to request new things in the Issues tab.

ObservableObject

Simple implementation of INotifyPropertyChanged that any class can inherit from.

/// <summary>
/// Sets the property.
/// </summary>
/// <returns><c>true</c>, if property was set, <c>false</c> otherwise.</returns>
/// <param name="backingStore">Backing store.</param>
/// <param name="value">Value.</param>
/// <param name="propertyName">Property name.</param>
/// <param name="onChanged">On changed.</param>
/// <typeparam name="T">The 1st type parameter.</typeparam>
protected bool SetProperty<T>( ref T backingStore, T value,
    [CallerMemberName]string propertyName = "",
    Action onChanged = null)
// <summary>
/// Raises the property changed event.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="propertyName">Property name.</param>
protected void OnPropertyChanged([CallerMemberName]string propertyName = "")

BaseViewModel

Your base view model! It implements INotifyPropertyChanged and a bunch of default properties such as Title, SubTitle, Icon, IsBusy, IsNotBusy, CanLoadMore.

Grouping

Best way to group items into a Key/Value pair ObservableCollection for managing groups of data. See my blog post: Enhancing Xamarin.Forms ListView with Grouping Headers

ObservableRangeCollection

A super awesome ObservableCollection that adds important methods such as: AddRange, RemoveRange, Replace, and ReplaceRange.

Utils

Any and all extension methods that are nifty. Here are the current ones:

/// <summary>
/// Task extension to add a timeout.
/// </summary>
/// <returns>The task with timeout.</returns>
/// <param name="task">Task.</param>
/// <param name="durationMilliseconds">Duration in Milliseconds.</param>
/// <typeparam name="T">The 1st type parameter.</typeparam>
public async static Task<T> WithTimeout<T>(this Task<T> task, int durationMilliseconds)

AsyncCommand, Command, and WeakEventManager

MVVM Helpers now adds in AsyncCommand and Command under the MvvmHelpers.Commands namespace! It also has a nice WeakEventManager to help your events be garbage collection safe :)

Code & Inspiration from the following:

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