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AvalonDock and MVVM

, 9 Oct 2011 CPOL
Demonstrates a technique for integrating AvalonDock with an MVVM application.
using System;

namespace SampleApp.ViewModels
    /// <summary>
    /// An interface for file dialog services.
    /// Allows the 'Main Window' to handle the file dialogs for the view-model.
    /// </summary>
    public interface IDialogProvider
        /// <summary>
        /// This method allows the user to select a file to open (so the view-model can implement 'Open File' functionality).
        /// </summary>
        bool UserSelectsFileToOpen(out string filePath);

        /// <summary>
        /// This method allows the user to select a new filename for an existing file (so the view-model can implement 'Save As' functionality).
        /// </summary>
        bool UserSelectsNewFilePath(string oldFilePath, out string newFilePath);

        /// <summary>
        /// Display an error message dialog box.
        /// </summary>
        void ErrorMessage(string msg);

        /// <summary>
        /// Allow the user to confirm whether they want to close a modified document.
        /// </summary>
        bool QueryCloseModifiedDocument(TextFileDocumentViewModel document);

        /// <summary>
        /// Allow the user to confirm whether they want to close the application when 1 or more documents are modified.
        /// </summary>
        bool QueryCloseApplicationWhenDocumentsModified();

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