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Trying to avoid Xaml, how to set AutowireViewModel by code?

WinterCloudWinterCloud GBMember ✭✭✭

Just started working on Prism, and something like AutowireViewModel, how to set it to true by using code instead of Xaml?

<ContentPage xmlns="" xmlns:x=" xmlns:prism="clr-namespace:Prism.Mvvm;assembly=Prism.Forms" prism:ViewModelLocator.AutowireViewModel="True" x:Class="HelloXFPrism.Views.SpeakPage">

Thanks in advance.

Why not using Xaml?
The problems of Xaml in Xamarin are irritating me greatly, so I'm trying to avoid xaml all together.

Best Answer


  • WinterCloudWinterCloud GBMember ✭✭✭

    @NMackay said:
    Just register the viewmodel/page in the container instead.


    It's a little quicker too.

    I won't get into the XAML debate.

    Thanks a lot for that. It seems Prism auto register that view model if follows the naming pattern. Handy, no extra work needed at all.

  • NMackayNMackay GBInsider, University admin
    edited June 2017

    Autowire has it's uses, i generally explicitly use it when I'm lazy loading widgets into a dashboard that have their own viewmodel and are loaded on demand but for the main application pages I use the approach above.

    You can override the naming convention as well if you wish, Prism is a really nice framework.

  • WolfgangSchreursWolfgangSchreurs NLMember ✭✭
    edited July 2019

    From whatever view you're in, in the code you should also be able to do something similar to the following:

    ViewModelLocator.SetAutoWireViewModel(this, true);

    I used that approach with the ViewModelLocator from the eShopOnContainers example and with that ViewModelLocator it works fine. Might be a bit different when using Prism or some other MVVM framework, but the same idea.

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