Friday 21st October, 2011
9:30am to 5:30pm
If you’re architecting and building big WPF or Silverlight applications, then it’s a fair bet that you should be considering using either (or both) of MEF or Prism.
The Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) makes it easy to build pluggable, flexible applications. Prism provides rich guidance and sample (reference) implementations to help you build large, modular applications.
This workshop provides an intensive day working with these two complementary technologies. We’ll begin by building a modular application comparing and contrasting approaches that we can take using MEF and Prism. We’ll examine shells, catalogues and containers. We’ll drill down into building region-based UIs, and we’ll power through commands and loose pub/sub event architectures.
Throughout the day, you’ll see how to combine MEF and Prism, and how you might go it alone with just MEF or Prism. Plus you’ll see how to handle issues such as deployment and versioning.
The session assumes no prior knowledge of MEF or Prism (although we will go deep quickly!), but you should already have a basic knowledge of Silverlight or WPF.
An independent software consultant specialising in Microsoft .NET technologies, who also teaches courses for DevelopMentor.
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