Configuring the Castle Windsor container

Just recently I stumbled across a code sample, which showed how to use the Registry-class of StructureMap to register classes to the container. Basically this looks like this:

public class RepositoryRegistry : Registry
    public RepositoryRegistry ()
        For(typeof (IRepository<>)).Use(typeof (DummyRepository<>));
container = new StructureMap.Container(x =>
    x.AddRegistry(new RepositoryRegistry());

So I though, this must also be possible in Castle Windsor – and indeed! So the equivalent in Castle Windsor would look like this:

using System;
using System.Reflection;
using Castle.MicroKernel;
using Castle.MicroKernel.Registration;
using Castle.Windsor;
public class RepositoryInstaller:IWindsorInstaller
    public void Install(IWindsorContainer container, IConfigurationStore store)
                               .If(s => s.Name.EndsWith("Repository"))
                               .Configure(c => c.LifeStyle.Singleton));
container = new WindsorContainer().Install(
    new NHibernateInstaller(sessionSource),
    new RepositoryInstaller(),
    new PresenterInstaller()

This is really cool, too bad I didn’t discover that before 🙂


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