WPF and Inversion of Control: Listing 6.

Passing a WPF window reference to the ViewModel.

private void AssignParentView(FrameworkElement frameworkElement, object dataContext)
{
  var view = frameworkElement as IView;
  if (view == null)
  {
    return;
  }

  var viewProp = dataContext.GetType()
  .GetProperties(BindingFlags.Public | BindingFlags.Instance)
  .Where(p => p.CanWrite && typeof (IView).IsAssignableFrom(p.PropertyType))
  .FirstOrDefault();

  if (viewProp != null)
  {
    viewProp.SetValue(dataContext, frameworkElement, null);
  }
}

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