ne of the things we’ve spent a fair amount of time on is working with various application writers, helping them build great Windows Phone 7 applications. Many of the top applications that you’ll find on Windows Phone 7 devices today spent some time in a debugger on my desktop, or Jeff’s, or another one of the folks around here.
In doing this process, we saw a lot of common trouble spots for developers looking to write Windows Phone 7 applications and as I started to think more about the problem.
I thought the same thing I always think: “hmmmm, how can I build a framework that will make these things easy for the developer so they can worry about other stuff!”
And so it was born, and I’m currently calling it AgFx. Fortunately I’m a lot better at building frameworks than I am at naming things, so I’ll leave it at that. But if you’re wondering what the “Ag” is about, “Ag” is the symbol for Silver, and this framework happens to work on desktop Silverlight as well, so you can use it to build the guts of applications that are shareable across phone and desktop.
What does it do?
AgFx provides a set of base class helpers and a data management engine that allow you to write your View Models (or just models, if you’re so inclined) in a very simple and consistent way. It contains some other helpful stuff too, but the data management engine is the heart of it, which I’ll introduce in this post.
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