MEF in Silverlight Screencasts


MEF is a framework that simplifies the design of extensible applications and components. It can flexibly and dynamically discover a set of loosely coupled components and analyse their dependencies in order to compose them together at run time.

Mike Taulty has recently put up a six part series of screencasts covering the use of MEF in Silverlight 4.

Part 1, Introduction

Part 2, Imports & Exports

Part 3, Catalogs

Part 4, Recomposition

Part 5, the PackageCatalog

In Silverlight 4, PackageCatalog has been replaced with DeploymentCatalog. Mike has this screencast showing how to use it. Also check out his blog post here.

Part 6, Locating Defaults & ExportProviders

Another screencast showing how to create a singleton plug-in service shared by a 2 instances of non-shared plug-in.

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