.NET MAUI🏄🏿‍♂️ (MVVM): How to declutter your ViewModels

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This is a Work-In-Progress.

Sample .NET MAUI project for ViewModel refactoring

This sample showcase a Money-Exchange app to buy/sell USD and PEN (Peru New Sol).

Github Repository : https://github.com/jesulink2514/TechiesMoneyExchange





1. DI and IoC 🚀

Without some king of service locator or Dependency-Injection container your ViewModels have to deal with the dependencies manually and keep up with the changes. That situation is not easy to work with and it is not a good practice.

2. Use Cases 💻

Some ViewModels are complex and have a lot of dependencies by nature, even more common in Line-of-Business applications. Use cases are a composition pattern that allows to decouple the ViewModel from the business/interaction logic.

3. Fixing Anemic models 💾

Anemic models is a common problem in the world of software development and it happens when our model is only a data structure and not reprsent the behaviors of the real world object.

4. Event Aggregator ⌨️

Sometimes makes sense to decompose a ViewModel into smaller ViewModels and use an Event Aggregator to notify the changes between them.

5. Adding Controllers and Interactors 🤖

Some controls espcially third-party or community developed controsl don’t have a Mvvm orientation and lack Bindable properties. Make those controls work with your VM usually leads to lot of boilerplate code and coupling to the View. Introducing a controller or interactor allow us a better separation of concerns.


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