Prism Closing Child Views

Topics: Prism v4 - WPF 4
Jun 20, 2012 at 3:07 PM

If you go to

and download ChildViewClosing you will see my example.


My issue is closing a child view when parent view closes. I have a left region, a right region and a region within a view called inrightregion. I navigate to my EditView in the rightregion, which has the inrightregion, I then navigate to the DetailView in the inrightregion. I deactivate the editview.

I then try to go to the EditView again but it still has the DetailView within? Why hasn't this been destroyed?

Jun 21, 2012 at 1:54 PM
Edited Jun 21, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Hi James,

I check your sample, and based on my understanding this behavior is caused because you are only deactivating the "EditView" from the region and not removing it.

As you can find in the following section (View and View Model Participation in Navigation) of the Prism documentation, if you need to remove the view from the region when its deactivated, you could achieve this by implementing the IRegionMemberLifetime interface, for example in your "EditViewModel", and returning false in the KeepAlive property. This way, your view will be removed from your region when it is deactivated, and as you are using the ClearChildViews attached property, your child view should be removed with it.

The other option you could try is just removing the view instead of deactivating it, for example your "Close" method could look like this:


private void Close()
            IRegion region = _regionManager.Regions[RegionNames.RightRegion];

            // region.Deactivate(region.ActiveViews.ElementAt(0));



I hope you find this handy,

Agustin Adami