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Introducing the Model Thread View Thread Pattern

, 1 May 2010 BSD 84.5K 719 171
Reduce threading code, and increase UI responsiveness with a new pattern extending MVVM.
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//===================================================================================
// Microsoft patterns & practices
// Composite Application Guidance for Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight
//===================================================================================
// Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
// THIS CODE AND INFORMATION IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY
// OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT
// LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
// FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
//===================================================================================
// The example companies, organizations, products, domain names,
// e-mail addresses, logos, people, places, and events depicted
// herein are fictitious.  No association with any real company,
// organization, product, domain name, email address, logo, person,
// places, or events is intended or should be inferred.
//===================================================================================
using System.Configuration;

namespace Microsoft.Practices.Composite.Modularity
{
    /// <summary>
    /// A configuration element to declare module metadata.
    /// </summary>
    public class ModuleConfigurationElement : ConfigurationElement
    {
        /// <summary>
        /// Initializes a new instance of <see cref="ModuleConfigurationElement"/>.
        /// </summary>
        public ModuleConfigurationElement()
        {
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Initializes a new instance of <see cref="ModuleConfigurationElement"/>.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="assemblyFile">The assembly file where the module is located.</param>
        /// <param name="moduleType">The type of the module.</param>
        /// <param name="moduleName">The name of the module.</param>
        /// <param name="startupLoaded">This attribute specifies whether the module is loaded at startup.</param>
        public ModuleConfigurationElement(string assemblyFile, string moduleType, string moduleName, bool startupLoaded)
        {
            base["assemblyFile"] = assemblyFile;
            base["moduleType"] = moduleType;
            base["moduleName"] = moduleName;
            base["startupLoaded"] = startupLoaded;
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Gets or sets the assembly file.
        /// </summary>
        /// <value>The assembly file.</value>
        [ConfigurationProperty("assemblyFile", IsRequired = true)]
        public string AssemblyFile
        {
            get { return (string)base["assemblyFile"]; }
            set { base["assemblyFile"] = value; }
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Gets or sets the module type.
        /// </summary>
        /// <value>The module's type.</value>
        [ConfigurationProperty("moduleType", IsRequired = true)]
        public string ModuleType
        {
            get { return (string)base["moduleType"]; }
            set { base["moduleType"] = value; }
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Gets or sets the module name.
        /// </summary>
        /// <value>The module's name.</value>
        [ConfigurationProperty("moduleName", IsRequired = true)]
        public string ModuleName
        {
            get { return (string)base["moduleName"]; }
            set { base["moduleName"] = value; }
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Gets or sets a value indicating whether the module should be loaded at startup.
        /// </summary>
        /// <value>A value indicating whether the module should be loaded at startup.</value>
        [ConfigurationProperty("startupLoaded", IsRequired = false, DefaultValue = true)]
        public bool StartupLoaded
        {
            get { return (bool)base["startupLoaded"]; }
            set { base["startupLoaded"] = value; }
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Gets or sets the modules this module depends on.
        /// </summary>
        /// <value>The names of the modules that this depends on.</value>
        [System.Diagnostics.CodeAnalysis.SuppressMessage("Microsoft.Usage", "CA2227:CollectionPropertiesShouldBeReadOnly")]
        [ConfigurationProperty("dependencies", IsDefaultCollection = true, IsKey = false)]
        public ModuleDependencyCollection Dependencies
        {
            get { return (ModuleDependencyCollection)base["dependencies"]; }
            set { base["dependencies"] = value; }
        }
    }
}

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Daniel Vaughan
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Daniel Vaughan is a Microsoft MVP and co-founder of Outcoder, a Swiss software and consulting company dedicated to creating best-of-breed user experiences and leading-edge back-end solutions, using the Microsoft stack of technologies--in particular WPF, WinRT, Windows Phone, and also Xamarin.Forms.

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