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  • Blog Post: Hosting MEF Extensions in an IoC Container

    There has been a lot of discussion among IoC container users about the similarities between MEF and IoC containers. Most of this has been addressing the question - “should MEF and an IoC container be used in the same app, or are they exclusive?” One possible answer to this question is outlined below...
  • Blog Post: IoC on Silverlight

    A number of IoC containers have Silverlight versions - Ninject and Unity especially seem to have healthy Silverlight offerings. Silverlight 2.0 is a variant of the .NET runtime, so this isn't too surprising. Thanks to Tyson Stolarski and Rinat Abdullin , Autofac recently joined their ranks with a Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Declarative Context Adapters

    The first post in this series introduced the problem of accessing IoC container features dynamically. We brushed over two common patterns: Global Container (or Static Service Locator ) Injected Context Before we move on from this topic, I'd like to look at one more pattern in this theme that may not...
  • Blog Post: Container-Managed Application Design, Prelude: Where does the Container Belong?

    There is surprisingly little information out there in cyberspace on how IoC containers should fit into application architectures. In parallel with my MEF/Ruby series, I'm going to discuss some of the principles that I believe should be applied to "container-managed" application design. The Enigmatic...
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