Traditional and Extended MVVM API

Traditional API: All data-aware controls provide properties helping you bind them to item sources on ViewModels, specify the selected item and data templates. The ICollectionView interface is supported by all list-bound controls (Data Grid, Tree List, Navigation Bar, etc.)

Extended API: The DevExpress WPF controls provide additional properties to populate other collections in the MVVM-style. For instance, you can populate a column and summary collections in the Data Grid, a bar collection for the Bar Manager, an item collection in the Layout Control, etc.

MVVM Library

The WPF Subscription offers you a dedicated library to create complete MVVM applications. The major benefits of the DevExpress MVVM library are the independent parts, can be used separately or with other third-party MVVM libraries.

  • With POCO (Plain Old CLR Objects), get clear ViewModel code without unnecessary duplications. The POCO mechanism automatically generates bindable properties, commands, asynchronous commands, wrapper code for services, and much more.
  • EventToCommand includes converting event arguments, calling bound commands via Dispatcher, and processing attached events.
  • Advanced control of View from View Model with a set of predefined Services or custom Service.
  • Messenger takes the difficulty out of building loosely coupled app architectures.
  • Create missing functionality of any visual component and use it wherever it is needed with Behaviors.
  • Enjoy a wide selection of value converters implementing most conversion scenarios you are ever likely to face.
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Scaffolding Wizards

Allows you to create MVVM based applications with ease. All wizards are available from the DevExpress Template Gallery. DevExpress Scaffolding Wizards create all three layers for your MVVM application from an Entity Framework model or WCF Data Service reference, which you can extend and change.

Watch the video and see the Scaffolding Overview.

Design-Time Extensions

Smart Tags for DevExpress WPF controls: Allow you to set and bind common settings including MVVM-aware properties (ItemsSource, SelectedItem, Command, CommandParameter, etc.) at design time. They also help you modify the layout of controls (for instance, add a column to the Grid Control and BarItem to the RibbonControl). Properties can be bound to ViewModels via a dedicated Binding editor.

Smart Tags for DevExpress WPF Controls

Smart Tags for standard WPF controls (available for Visual Studio 2012): Allow you to set/bind commonly used properties via a special Binding dialog (for instance, set a Window's DataContext to a ViewModel, or bind a control's property to an object in a ViewModel).

Instant Layout Assistant: Creating high-level layouts in Views has never been so easy.

Instant Layout Assistant

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Additional Info

WPF Themes and App Skins

The DevExpress WPF Subscription ships with over 30 custom designed and highly polished themes for your next WPF application. You can use each of these themes easily, without modification or manipulate them using our free WPF Theme Designer application. Learn More

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Built-in, easy-to-use Application Templates

The DevExpress WPF Subscription includes a series of application templates so you can hit the ground. Learn more

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The DevExpress WPF Subscription makes it easy to create WPF applications that meet government regulations regarding web accessibility. Sec 508 and Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 support is available for key DevExpress WPF controls.

MVVM Support

DevExpress WPF Controls have been engineered to support the Model-View-ViewModel development pattern. Controls such as the DevExpress WPF Grid provide the same level of MVVM support as the standard Microsoft Data Grid along with additional features not available from Microsoft. DevExpress controls allow you to generate columns based on data and customize them using WPF styles without limitations. Learn more

Straightforward Localization

All DevExpress WPF controls can be easily localized using satellite resource assemblies. DevExpress delivers satellite assemblies for a large variety of languages and cultures. To make it easy to get started, resource files for four cultures are included to our installation: German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. If you need to modify our shipping resources or create satellite assemblies for a different language, simply use our Online Localization Service, a free tool for our active WPF subscribers. Online Localization Service