Questions tagged [inversion-of-control]

Inversion of control (IoC) is an abstract principle describing an aspect of some software architecture designs in which the flow of control of a system is inverted in comparison to procedural programming.

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Why is Inversion of Control named that way?

The words invert or control are not used at all to define Inversion of Control in the definitions that I've seen. Definitions Wikipedia inversion of control (IoC) is a programming technique, ...
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Single Responsibility Principle - How Can I Avoid Code Fragmentation?

I'm working on a team where the team leader is a virulent advocate of SOLID development principles. However, he lacks a lot of experience in getting complex software out of the door. We have a ...
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Difference between Dependency Injection (DI) and Inversion of Control (IOC)

I've been seeing a lot of references of Dependency Injection (DI) & Inversion Of Control (IOC), but I don't really know if there is a difference between them or not. I would like to start using ...
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Dependency injection for a library with internal dependencies

Background I am working on a class library in support of a web site. The library combines related APIs from several different vendors, all of which have their own particular nuances and domain ...
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Why do we need frameworks for dependency injection? [closed]

I've been reading up more on the Inversion of Control principle and Dependency Injection as an implementation of it and am pretty sure I understand it. It seems to be basically saying 'don't declare ...
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What is the difference between DI and IoC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Difference between Dependency Injection (DI) & Inversion of Control (IOC) I'm new to Inversion of Control, Dependency Injection and everything related to these stuff, so ...
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Should I write an interface API before an implementation?

I've been delving into more "organized" programming recently and I've been learning that I should be programming to an interface, not an implementation. With that in mind, would it be better to "...
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IoC containers and service locator pattern

I am trying to get an understanding of Inversion of Control and the dos and donts of this. Of all the articles I read, there is one by Mark Seemann (which is widely linked to in SO) which strongly ...
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Sell me on IoC containers, please

I've seen several recommend use of IoC containers in code. The motivation is simple. Take the following dependency injected code: class UnitUnderTest { std::auto_ptr<Dependency> d_; public: ...
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How do I support per-method-call instantiation without referencing the IoC container outside the composition root?

I read with interest this article which states: A DI Container should only be referenced from the Composition Root. All other modules should have no reference to the container. This means that ...
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Lazy loading can lead to stale data, violates IoC?

Trying to be a better programmer I have an application that keeps track of Roles and Permissions, I had classes for Role and Permission which were just value objects. class Role { int RoleID ...
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How does a Dependency Injection/IOC Container know which implementation to use?

When you use an IoC container, like so: var svc = IoC.Resolve<IShippingService>(); How does the IoC Container choose which implementation of IShippingService to instantiate? Further, if I am ...
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Does merely parameterizing a dependency meet the requirements for Inversion of Control?

When I find a concrete dependency inside an extension method, I have been attempting to remove the (concrete) dependency by parameterising it like so // original implementation public static List<...
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How to 'convert' a Static Access style project to IoC/DI style?

Are there any best approaches for refactoring a programming project that has previously been written with the static reference anti-pattern (the majority of classes refer at some point to a static ...