I am about to use Caliburn.Micro for a new XAML Store app (not sure what to call it nowadays - does not appear to be called a "Windows Store app" any longer).
The documentation (see Simple Navigation section) advocates using
UserControls for "Views" which can be contained in a "Shell".
As an experienced WPF developer I am hesitant to do so because:
UserControlin XAML is for making a reusable control, e.g. a date time picker. It is not designed to be a whole view you only have once in your application (use a Page or Window for that).
- Splitting a View up into sub-views only makes your life harder when you want to communicate between what would have all had the same ViewModel.
- All the extra code and files!
My suspicion is this
UserControl abuse comes from developers used to UserControls in ASP where they can define a section of View.
UserControl's be used like this?