Last fall the Microsoft’s Patterns & Practices team shipped Prism 4, now you can get the companion book.

The “Developer’s Guide to Microsoft Prism 4” book.

You can get the book at O’Reilly or Amazon [ Click HERE ].

The eBook will be available for download shortly.

The MSDN online content is available [ HERE ].

What’s In The Book ?  - Here’s the official blurb.

Prism helps you to design and build flexible and maintainable WPF and Silverlight applications by using design patterns that support important architectural design principles, such as separation of concerns and loose coupling.

This guide will show you how to use Prism to implement the Model-View-ViewModel pattern in your applications, and how to use it along with commands and interaction requests to encapsulate application logic and make it testable.

It will show you how to split an application into separate functional modules that can communicate through loosely coupled events, and how to integrate those modules into the overall application.

It will show you how to dynamically construct a flexible user interface by using regions, and how to implement rich navigation across a modular application.

Reference Library and Code Samples

Accompanying the book are reference implementations and QuickStarts in C# and Visual Basic that can be downloaded from MSDN:

  • Prism 4 (includes Prism 4 source code, binaries, documentation in CHM format,
    Reference Implementations, QuickStarts, and Hands-on Labs in C#)
  • Prism 4 Visual Basic Assets (includes Reference Implementations, QuickStarts, and
    Hands-on Labs)

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