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)
var viewProp = dataContext.GetType()
.GetProperties(BindingFlags.Public | BindingFlags.Instance)
.Where(p => p.CanWrite && typeof (IView).IsAssignableFrom(p.PropertyType))
if (viewProp != null)
viewProp.SetValue(dataContext, frameworkElement, null);
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