Prism 4 - November 2010

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Reviewed:  23 reviews
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Released: Nov 12, 2010
Updated: Feb 20, 2012 by blainew
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Download Prism 4.1 for Silverlight 5 and .NET 4.0
Dowload Prism 4 for Silverlight 4 and .NET 4.0


Prism provides guidance designed to help you more easily design and build rich, flexible, and easy-to-maintain Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) desktop applications, Silverlight Rich Internet Applications (RIAs), and Windows Phone 7 applications. Using design patterns that embody important architectural design principles, such as separation of concerns and loose coupling, Prism helps you to design and build applications using loosely coupled components that can evolve independently but that can be easily and seamlessly integrated into the overall application. These types of applications are known as composite applications.

Prism includes reference implementations, QuickStarts, reusable library code (the Prism Library), and extensive documentation. This version of Prism targets the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 and Silverlight 4 and includes new guidance around the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern, navigation, and the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF). Because Prism is built on the .NET Framework 4.0 (which includes WPF) and Silverlight 4, familiarity with these technologies is useful for evaluating and adopting Prism.


  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional, Premium, or Ultimate edition
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 (installed with Visual Studio 2010)
  • Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2010 (required for Silverlight development; includes the developer Silverlight runtime)
  • Optional tools:
    • Expression Blend 4
    • Windows Phone Developer Tools SDK (for development with the Windows Phone 7)

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Reviews for this release

Excellent feature
by palakmaheria on Apr 1, 2014 at 11:30 AM
by YK624900 on Feb 20, 2014 at 2:10 AM
Like it it lot.
by evelix on Aug 26, 2013 at 2:45 PM
Nice stuff! Visit
by ybonda on Aug 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM
Excellent! Thank you.
by sinanguler on May 31, 2013 at 1:52 PM
by hugengyong on May 4, 2013 at 1:41 AM
Thanks for wonderful Framework.
by AlexJustin on Apr 12, 2013 at 7:57 AM
Like it. Thank You
by eloveo on Mar 20, 2013 at 11:30 AM
can not regist it in system
by pandonghai on Nov 27, 2012 at 9:13 AM
Love it. Thanks
by lzhsjster on Jul 1, 2012 at 2:56 PM
Thank You
by o on Apr 4, 2012 at 12:27 PM
It seems that 4.1 release still has references to SL 4 libraries, which causes the following errors in Code Analysis: The indirectly-referenced Silverlight assembly 'mscorlib, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=7cec85d7bea7798e' could not be found(...) This assembly was referenced by: (...)Microsoft.Practices.Prism.dll.
by tdracz on Feb 22, 2012 at 4:29 PM
Would love to see Microsoft's Lightswitch improved using this technology (Prism). It really would benefit from the end-user application being more modular, so that it would be more scalable.
by ericwood8 on Feb 6, 2012 at 5:05 PM
BEST MVVM Library for both mini and enterprise apps! Should be integrated in the BCL and should have project and item templates in the IDE (just like ASP.NET MVC Model-View-Controller generation - there should be a similar feature in MVVM).
by weitzhandler on Jan 10, 2012 at 1:50 AM
Very widely used project. good work
by Ommrudraksha on Dec 21, 2011 at 7:45 AM
thank's !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Owengong on Nov 26, 2011 at 6:38 AM
very good project
by ajayumi on Oct 14, 2011 at 8:27 AM
fine~ Thank u~
by wyc_xiaoben on Sep 13, 2011 at 10:13 AM
good good good
by laolaowhn on Sep 6, 2011 at 3:50 AM
Thanks a lot! Extremely helpful. Thanks for providing the excellent documentation and the valuable quick starts and reference implementations. This is help that helps!
by osetools on Apr 18, 2011 at 12:21 PM
Excellent release!. Would definitely recommend.
by arun_sn on Apr 16, 2011 at 6:01 PM
Good thing to make write enterprise app more easier. Thanks!
by WPFGeek on Nov 19, 2010 at 3:56 AM
Some features are still missing in the WP7 version but an excellent release anyway!
by Shad78 on Nov 15, 2010 at 6:03 PM