The UDI Wizard Designer was developed using WPF, Prism, and Unity. The UDI Designer is used to edit the UDI Wizard configuration file (UDIWizard_Config.xml), which the UDI Wizard (OSDSetupWizard.exe) reads at runtime. The Pages element in the UDI Wizard configuration file contains a list of pages that has a separate Page element for each wizard page.

When you edit the configuration settings for a wizard page, the UDI Wizard Designer loads the custom page editor that corresponds to the wizard page type. The custom wizard page editors are developed as WPF user controls. The custom wizard page editor pages use the Model–View–ViewModel (MVVM) design pattern for WPF.

The MVVM design pattern helps separate the user interface (UI; presentation) from the data being presented. The data is a façade over the Page element in the UDI Wizard configuration file (the Config.xml file in the example), which is accessed using the CurrentPage property of the IDataService interface.

The UDI Wizard Designer uses the DependencyAttribute to obtain access to the DataService class based on the dependency injection framework in Unity. For more information about the dependency interjection framework in Unity, see Inject Some Life into Your Applications—Getting to Know the Unity Application Block.

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