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Dependency Injection in .NET

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Chapter 13. Autofac


  • Introducing Autofac
  • Managing lifetime
  • Working with multiple components
  • Configuring difficult APIs

In the previous chapters, you saw how to map the principles and patterns from parts 13 to specific DI CONTAINERS. In this chapter, we’ll do the same with the Autofac DI CONTAINER.

Autofac is an example of what we could call second-generation DI CONTAINERS.



Examples of other second-generation DI CONTAINERS are Ninject[1] and Unity.[2]




The second-generation DI CONTAINERS are based directly on .NET 3.5, so their architectures are often directly based on the language and platform features that became available at that time. Not only do they have an intimate ...

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