WpfEssentials.Win32 1.2.0

.NET Core 3.0 .NET Framework 4.6.1
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dotnet add package WpfEssentials.Win32 --version 1.2.0
NuGet\Install-Package WpfEssentials.Win32 -Version 1.2.0
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="WpfEssentials.Win32" Version="1.2.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add WpfEssentials.Win32 --version 1.2.0
#r "nuget: WpfEssentials.Win32, 1.2.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install WpfEssentials.Win32 as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=WpfEssentials.Win32&version=1.2.0

// Install WpfEssentials.Win32 as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=WpfEssentials.Win32&version=1.2.0


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A .NET package containing data types and extension methods designed to simplify WPF app development.


  • ObservableObject - An INotifyPropertyChanged implementation that allows the view to observe changes in an object's state. To use, simply inherit from this class and call OnPropertyChanged() in your setters.
  • FullyObservableCollection - An ObservableCollection that allows the view to monitor changes to the state of each item in the collection, in addition to being able to monitor changes made to the collection itself. You can bind your view to the ItemStateChanged event to listen for item state changes.
  • EnumExtensions - Extension methods for the Enum class. Provides useful methods like GetDescription() for extracting a description string from a DescriptionAttribute, and the more generic GetAttribute<T>() for getting a reference to an arbitrary Attribute attached to an enum value.
  • And more!


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A Win32-specific extension of WpfEssentials.


  • RelayCommand - An ICommand implementation that lets you bind functions to components in a view. Commands can be unconditional or made to execute only when a condition is met (e.g. only when a file is open in the program).
  • EnumValueCollection - A MarkupExtension that lets you get a collection of all the values in an enum in XAML. This makes it easy to put all values of an enum in a combo box.
  • EnumDescriptionConverter - An IValueConverter that will extract the description from an enum value if decorated with a DescriptionAttribute. This comes in handy when using enum values in combo boxes.
  • MessageBoxEx - A Win32 MessageBox wrapper that's plays nicer with WPF applications. Message boxes can be made modal and will center over the parent window. All features of the standard Win32 MessageBox are included.
  • MessageBoxEventArgs - An EventArgs class for passing arguments to a message box. You can also specify a callback function that's invoked with the dialog result when closed. Useful if you're following MVVM and want to display a message box with little code-behind.
  • FileDialogEventArgs An EventArgs class for passing arguments to a FileDialog. Includes a callback function. You can also specify a callback function that's invoked with the dialog result and dialog state when closed. Useful if you're following MVVM and want to display a file dialog for opening/saving a file with little code-behind.
  • And more!

See examples of these classes in use here!


If you have an idea, request, or feedback, please open an issue and tell me what you think.

If you'd like to contribute, you may fork the repository and make changes as you like. Pull requests are warmly welcomed!



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.NET net5.0 net5.0-windows net6.0 net6.0-android net6.0-ios net6.0-maccatalyst net6.0-macos net6.0-tvos net6.0-windows net7.0 net7.0-android net7.0-ios net7.0-maccatalyst net7.0-macos net7.0-tvos net7.0-windows
.NET Core netcoreapp3.0 netcoreapp3.1
.NET Framework net461 net462 net463 net47 net471 net472 net48
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1.2.1 441 9/13/2020
1.2.0 426 2/10/2020