Caliburn.Micro Xaml made easy

A small, yet powerful framework, designed for building applications across all XAML platforms. Its strong support for MV* patterns will enable you to build your solution quickly, without the need to sacrifice code quality or testability.

No longer under active maitenance

This project is not longer being actively maintained, for more detail see the announcement.


Bind view model properties to your view based on convention

<ListBox x:Name="Products" />
public BindableCollection<ProductViewModel> Products
    get; private set; 

public ProductViewModel SelectedProduct
    get { return _selectedProduct; }
        _selectedProduct = value;
        NotifyOfPropertyChange(() => SelectedProduct);

even at design time!

Apply methods between your view and view model automatically with parameters and guard methods

    <TextBox x:Name="Username" />
    <PasswordBox x:Name="Password" />
    <Button x:Name="Login" Content="Log in" />
public bool CanLogin(string username, string password)
    return !String.IsNullOrEmpty(username) && !String.IsNullOrEmpty(password);

public string Login(string username, string password)

Decouple view models with built in composition patterns and event aggregation

public class DocumentTabsViewModel : Conductor<TabViewModel>.Collection.OneActive
public class CartSummaryViewModel : IHandle<CartChangedMessage>

Works everywhere Xaml does

Supports WPF, Silverlight, Windows Phone, Windows 8 including Universal apps.

and many more …

Getting Started

The quickest way to get started is down grab the latest package from Nuget and browse the documentation. If you’re running into trouble checkout our support section.

Who’s Behind It

The core contributors to Caliburn.Micro are:

  • Nigel Sampson - Project coordinator and responsible for the ports to new Xaml platforms such as Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 / Universal Apps.
  • Rob Eisenberg - Original creator of Caliburn.Micro and still serves as advisor to the rest of the team.
  • Thomas Ibel - Portable king, single handedly moved Caliburn.Micro into the new era of Portable Class libraries and set the foundation for the future.

As is with any open source project there are many other contributors, you can see a full list on the GitHub. Apologies if your name was lost during the move between version control systems.


We’d like to thank the people at Jetbrains for providing licenses for Resharper to the team.