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A bootstrapper implementation, for the Nancy framework, based on the Autofac inversion of control container.


When Nancy detects that the AutofacNancyBootstrapper type is available in the AppDomain of your application, it will assume you want to use it, rather than the default one.

The easiest way to get the latest version of AutofacNancyBootstrapper into your application is to install the Nancy.Bootstrappers.Autofac nuget.

public interface ISmtpService { }

public class SmtpService : ISmtpService { }

public class Bootstrapper : AutofacNancyBootstrapper
    protected override void ConfigureApplicationContainer(ILifetimeScope container)
        container.Update(builder => builder.RegisterType<SmtpService>().As<ISmtpService>().SingleInstance());        


By inheriting from AutofacNancyBootstrapper you will gain access to the ILifetimeScope of the application and request containers and can perform what ever registrations that your application requires.

public class Bootstrapper : AutofacNancyBootstrapper
    protected override void ApplicationStartup(ILifetimeScope container, IPipelines pipelines)
        // No registrations should be performed in here, however you may
        // resolve things that are needed during application startup.

    protected override void ConfigureApplicationContainer(ILifetimeScope existingContainer)
        // Perform registration that should have an application lifetime

    protected override void ConfigureRequestContainer(ILifetimeScope container, NancyContext context)
        // Perform registrations that should have a request lifetime

    protected override void RequestStartup(ILifetimeScope container, IPipelines pipelines, NancyContext context)
        // No registrations should be performed in here, however you may
        // resolve things that are needed during request startup.

Using container builder for registrations is simple.

container.Update(builder => builder.RegisterType<MyImplementation>().As<MyInterface>());

You can also override the GetApplicationContainer method and return a pre-existing container instance, instead of having Nancy create one for you. This is useful if Nancy is co-existing with another application and you want them to share a single container.

protected override ILifetimeScope GetApplicationContainer()
    // Return application container instance

Code of Conduct

This project has adopted the code of conduct defined by the Contributor Covenant to clarify expected behavior in our community. For more information see the .NET Foundation Code of Conduct.

Contribution License Agreement

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.NET Foundation

This project is supported by the .NET Foundation.


Copyright © 2010 Andreas Håkansson, Steven Robbins and contributors


Nancy.Bootstrappers.Autofac is licensed under MIT. Refer to license.txt for more information.

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