avalonia docs

Change Notifications

Property Changes

In order for Avalonia to know when a property on a view model has changed, the view model must implement change notifications. The easiest way to do this is to use ReactiveUI and make your view model class inherit from ReactiveObject.

You then add a setter for each property which calls RaiseAndSetIfChanged:

using ReactiveUI;

public class MyViewModel : ReactiveObject
{
    private string caption;

    public string Caption
    {
        get => caption;
        set => this.RaiseAndSetIfChanged(ref caption, value);
    }
}

For more information see the ReactiveUI documentation.

If you don't want a dependency on ReactiveUI, you can implement INotifyPropertyChanged manually.

Collection Changes

Collections also need to implement change notifications. There are a number of collection which do this for you out of the box:

If you want to implement collection change notifications yourself you can implement INotifyCollectionChanged