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Mastering Xamarin UI Development - Second Edition by Steven F. Daniel

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Understanding the MVVM architectural pattern

In this section, we will take a look at the MVVM architectural pattern and the communication between the components that make up the architecture.

The MVVM design pattern is designed to control the separation between the user interfaces (Views), the ViewModels that contain the actual binding to the model, and the models that contain the actual structure of the entities, which represent information that's stored on a database or from a web service.

The following diagram shows the communication between each of the components contained within the MVVM architectural pattern:

Components of the MVVM architectural ...

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