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View Model Helper Class

As per .NET and Xamarin Forms guidelines, ViewModels usually implement the INotifyPropertyChanged interface to inform the view of changes to the data model. This involves a lot of boilerplate, so VertiGIS Studio Mobile has a class, NotifyPropertyBase, which handles the boilerplate and simplifies your code.

The ViewModel of the progress bar custom component is a good example of this pattern.

using App1.Components;
using VertiGIS.Mobile.Composition;
using VertiGIS.Mobile.Composition.Views;

[assembly: ViewModel(typeof(ProgressBarComponentViewModel))]
namespace App1.Components
public class ProgressBarComponentViewModel : NotifyPropertyBase
private double _progress = 0;

private bool _workComplete = false;

public double Progress
get => _progress;
set => SetProperty(ref _progress, value);

public bool WorkComplete
get => _workComplete;
SetProperty(ref _workComplete, value);

public bool WorkNotComplete => !WorkComplete;

NotifyPropertyBase implements INotifyPropertyChanged for you and provides a helper function, SetProperty. This helper function will ensure that OnPropertyChanged is called if the value has changed and that the underlying field is set.

Relevant SDK Sample

The VertiGIS Studio Mobile SDK Samples has an example of a breadcrumbs component that uses a viewmodel.