Just Released: Composite Application Guidance (formally Prism)

Hi All,

We just shipped the Composite Application Guidance for WPF formerly known as “Prism”.

The Composite Application Guidance for WPF is designed to help you more easily build enterprise-level Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) client applications. This guidance will help you design and build flexible composite WPF client applications—composite applications use loosely coupled, independently evolvable pieces that work together in the overall application.

Using the guidance streamlines the WPF team development experience. You can build solutions that take advantage of the full power of WPF and that are highly maintainable, testable, and whose pieces can be developed by separate teams.

In This Release

The following technical challenges are addressed:

Modularity: The Composite Application Library promotes modularity by allowing you to implement business logic, visual components, infrastructure components, presenter or controller components, and any other objects the application requires, in separate modules. Developers can easily create the UI and implement business logic independently of each other.

User Interface Composition: The Composite Application Library promotes user interface composition by allowing you to implement visual components from various loosely coupled visual components, known as views, which may reside in separate modules. The visual components may display content from multiple back-end systems. To the user, it appears as one seamless application.

The guidance includes the following assets:

  • Stock Trader Reference Implementation
  • Composite Application Library for WPF
  • Quickstarts (4)
  • Hands on Lab (1)
  • Documentation (300 pages)
  • Composite Baseline Architecture
  • UI Designer Guidance
  • Design Concepts (3)
  • Technical Concepts (8)
  • Patterns (6) + Patterns Overview
  • How-to’s (20)