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Hello I hope I am allowed to ask this question here. I was wondering if you guys could help me set up a example base of what I am trying to do within WPF using MVVM. I have not used MVVM before and I am able to accomplish what I am trying to do using code behind and showing and hiding controls but I do not want to go that way.

My goal is to be able to switch views on a dialog with datatemplates. So for this example I am using materialdesign toolkit and creating a login dialog box when a button is clicked on the form.

So the login dialog will have a username and a passwordbox with a login button on it, now when you press login and if the passwordbox password = "password" then show a different view of the dialog for changing the password (nothing needs to be on it)else it shows the logged in view (Also nothing else needs to be on it).

I hope this makes sense and I hope I can get help on here for this situation. Thank you!

What I have tried:

So far I have only tried the code behind and hiding and showing controls which can get tiresome.
Updated 31-Oct-19 3:09am

That's a poor design. Make the user click a "Change Password" button to change the password. When the button is clicked, display a new form for that purpose.

If you want to be clever, you can use a borderless non-movable non-resizable form that's centered on the parent, and it won't look like a new form is being displayed.
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Knowledged 31-Oct-19 7:31am    
No it would show a change password dialog if the password == default password.
Assuming that you want to change initial password by using single window with different views...

Check this: Switching between xaml views in mvvm |[^]
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Knowledged 4-Nov-19 15:14pm    
This is great, it has me able to switch between views but I would like a seperate dialog on each view and I have no clue how to fire a command when a view is loaded.
If you're using MVVM, one option that's worked for me is to use a combination of DataTemplate and a ContentControl.

The ContentControl's Content property is bound to a property on the viewmodel typed as object. That property gets set to an instance of a specific viewmodel class representing the page I want to display. The DataTemplate for that viewmodel class uses a UserControl to display the page.

For example:

        <DataTemplate DataType="{x:Type vm:MainWindowLoadingViewModel}">
            <views:MainWindowLoadingView />
        <DataTemplate DataType="{x:Type vm:MainWindowAccessDeniedViewModel}">
    <ContentControl Content="{Binding Path=CurrentPage}" />
public class MainWindowViewModel : ViewModelBase
    private object _currentPage = new MainWindowLoadingViewModel();
    public object CurrentPage
        get { return _currentPage; }
        private set { SetProperty(ref _currentPage, value); }
    private void OnLoaded()
        if (!UserCanAccessApplication)
            CurrentPage = new MainWindowAccessDeniedViewModel();
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