A list of paid, free or open source C#, .NET and web based plugins, libraries and tools for MVVM (Model View Viewmodel) in WPF, silverlight, windows phone, WPF, Silverlight for WP7 and WP8, Mono for Android, MonoTouch for iOS, Windows Universal projects (WPA8.1 and Windows 8.1 Store apps). Sourced under a creative commons. This list will be updated regularly. Email over the URL, if you wish to be included.

C# and .NET embedded devices libraries, plugins and tools

  • Community Toolkit – Collection of control & helper libraries and samples for various .NET technologies. Contains modern MVVM library, supported by Microsoft. Includes Windows Community ToolkitMAUI Community Toolkit, and Dotnet Community Toolkit.
  • Caliburn.Micro – A small, yet powerful framework, designed for building applications across all XAML platforms. Its strong support for MV* patterns will enable you to build your solution quickly, without the need to sacrifice code quality or testability.
  • MVVM Light Toolkit – The main purpose of the toolkit is to accelerate the creation and development of MVVM applications in WPF, Silverlight, Windows Store (RT) and for Windows Phone
  • Catel – Catel is an application development platform with the focus on MVVM (WPF, Silverlight, Windows Phone and WinRT) and MVC (ASP.NET MVC). The core of Catel contains an IoC container, models, validation, memento, message mediator, argument checking, etc.
  • UpdateControls – Update Controls does not require that you implement INotifyPropertyChanged or declare a DependencyProperty. It connects controls directly to CLR properties. This makes it perfect for the Model/View/ViewModel pattern.
  • ReactiveUI – An MVVM framework for .NET that integrates the Reactive Extensions (Rx) framework, enabling developers to build elegant, testable applications using WPF, Windows Store Apps, WP8 or Xamarin.
  • Okra App Framework – An app centric MVVM framework for Windows 8.1 built with dependency injection in mind, including a full set of Visual Studio MVVM templates.
  • Prism – A cross-platform desktop and mobile MVVM development framework.
  • Win Application Framework (WAF) – A lightweight Framework that helps you to create well structured WPF and UWP Applications. It supports you in applying a Layered Architecture and the Model-View-ViewModel pattern.
  • MVVMCross – Cross-platform mvvm mobile development framework for WPF, Silverlight for WP7 and WP8, Mono for Android, MonoTouch for iOS, Windows Universal projects (WPA8.1 and Windows 8.1 Store apps). Makes extensive use of Portable Class Libraries (PCL) to provide maintainable cross platform C# native applications.
  • Stylet – Minimal MVVM framework inspired by Caliburn Micro, with good documentation, high test coverage, and its own IoC container
  • Gemini – IDE framework similar in concept to the Visual Studio Shell. Built on WPF, AvalonDock, and Caliburn Micro.
  • Toms Toolbox – Visual Composition framework to easily build modularized MVVM applications based on the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF).
  • MVVM Dialogs – Framework simplifying the concept of opening dialogs from a view model when using MVVM in WPF or UWP.
  • Smaragd – A platform-independent, lightweight library for developing .NET applications using the MVVM architecture.
  • EBind – A concise, fast and feature-rich .NET data binding solution.

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