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Welcome to the documentation of Catel. The framework consists of several projects. Each project has it's reference documentation. The actual technical documentation is available in the downloads sections. However, the wiki contains some real-life examples and additional explanation of some of the features of Catel.

Don't want to read much? Make sure that you at least read the quick introduction with the absolute basics

Catel is an application development platform with the focus on MVVM (WPF, Silverlight, Windows Phone and WinRT) and MVC (ASP.NET MVC). The goal of Catel is to provide a complete set of modular functionality for Line of Business applications written in any .NET technology, from client to server.

Catel distinguishes itself by unique features to aid in the development of MVVM applications and server-side application development. Since Catel focuses on Line of Business applications, it provides professional support and excellent documentation which ensures a safe bet by professional companies and developers.

Besides the core of Catel, lots of extensions are available so developers can pick whatever they need for their applications to be built. Among these extensions are support for Dynamic Objects, Entity Framework, Fluent Validation, Memento patterns and Prism.

Below is a visual representation of the available blocks in Catel:

Supported platforms

The following platforms are supported by Catel:


For detailed information about platform support, see Platform support explanation

Looking for documentation of other versions?

Updating from an older version? Check out the update guides

Articles or documentation?

You have probably also found the articles on The Code Project. These articles are meant to be an introduction to a specific field of techniques that can be found inside Catel. If you are looking for documentation, this is the place to be.

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Don't forget to take a look at the code snippets and project templates, they will make your life much easier.

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