ASP.NET MVC 3: Agnostic Inversion of Control

ASP.NET MVC has matured over the years and I’ve had the fortune to be able to do some development work recently on this. One of the first things I explored was to setup an Inversion of Control (IoC) container. One of the biggest benefits of using an IoC is to accommodate for the ease of unit testing using a mocking framework.

Anyways we use Castle Windsor on our project, but in theory we should be able to use any IoC framework.  I started to think about how to decouple the project from a specific IoC framework, so if we ever wanted to change to a different one, it would be easy and straightforward. Perhaps this is overkill in the real world, but would be a good exercise to go through.

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