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Caliburn–Hasta la Vista

My Caliburn project is over.  A couple of thoughts.

I liked Caliburn Micro.  The best thing was that it makes it easy to connect events and methods — where you would normally use a DelegateCommand/ICommand and binding, now you get simple by convention auto wireup.  The worst thing is that using convention to autowire VM to View doesn’t show mock data in Blend for my favorite mock data objects which are subclasses of the VM, so I ended up using explicit bindings in the Xaml and not using a big benefit of Caliburn.

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September 13, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Cider – A Bitter Brew

Cider is the name for that incredibly slow and useless XAML preview in Visual Studio 2008.  Instructions on how to turn it off can be found here.

July 22, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment