Creating a new MVVM Light application in Visual Studio

Installing the MVVM Light Toolkit

Please refer to this post for the installation procedures.

Creating the new MVVM Light project

If you are starting from scratch, you can create a new MVVM Light project in Visual Studio. The Toolkit installs one project template for each supported XAML framework (WPF, Silverlight, Windows Phone, Windows 8).

  • In Visual Studio, select the menu File, New, Project.
  • In the New Project dialog, select one of the following categories: Windows Store (Windows 8), Windows (WPF), Silverlight, Windows Phone. All templates are also visible in the Visual C# category directly.
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Executing the application

  • To see the sample application, press Ctrl-F5 in Visual Studio.
  • The corresponding environment will start and the application will be displayed.