Divergic.Configuration.Autofac 1.6.0

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The Neovolve.Configuration.DependencyInjection package adds this support directly to IHostBuilder without Autofac. It also provides support for hot-reloading.

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dotnet add package Divergic.Configuration.Autofac --version 1.6.0                
NuGet\Install-Package Divergic.Configuration.Autofac -Version 1.6.0                
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<PackageReference Include="Divergic.Configuration.Autofac" Version="1.6.0" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Divergic.Configuration.Autofac --version 1.6.0                
#r "nuget: Divergic.Configuration.Autofac, 1.6.0"                
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Divergic.Configuration.Autofac as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Divergic.Configuration.Autofac&version=1.6.0

// Install Divergic.Configuration.Autofac as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Divergic.Configuration.Autofac&version=1.6.0                


The Divergic.Configuration.Autofac NuGet package provides an Autofac module for registering nested application configuration types. This is helpful when wanting dependency injection of strong typed application configuration.

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The package can be installed from NuGet using Install-Package Divergic.Configuration.Autofac.


There are two ways this package can be used to load application configuration.

  1. Automatically resolve from host configuration
  2. Provide specific configuration resolution

Host configuration

Most modern .Net applications will have their configuration based on IConfiguration that is loaded automatically via WebApplication.CreateBuilder(args) or Host.CreateDefaultBuilder(). In these cases the application configuration is loaded into ServicesCollection which can be ported over to Autofac using the Autofac.Extensions.DependencyInjection package.

This package supports automatically binding your application configuration to your custom application configuration types and configuring the Autofac container with those types.

Consider the following JSON configuration.

  "Storage": {
    "Database": "database connection string",
    "BlobStorage": "blob storage connection",
    "TableStorage": "table storage connection"
  "FirstJob": {
    "Name": "My job",
    "TriggerInSeconds": 60

This configuration can be represented using the following configuration classes.

public interface IConfig
    FirstJob FirstJob { get; }
    Storage Storage { get; }

public class Config : IConfig
    public FirstJob FirstJob { get; set; }
    public Storage Storage { get; set; }

public interface IFirstJob
    string Name { get; }
    TimeSpan Trigger { get; }

public class FirstJob : IFirstJob
    public string Name { get; set; }
    public TimeSpan Trigger => TimeSpan.FromSeconds(TriggerInSeconds);
    public int TriggerInSeconds { get; set; }

public interface IStorage
    string BlobStorage { get; }
    string Database { get; }
    string TableStorage { get; }

public class Storage : IStorage
    public string BlobStorage { get; set; }
    public string Database { get; set; }
    public string TableStorage { get; set; }

Adding HostConfigurationModule<Config> to the container configuration will cause all the configuration types (including interfaces) to be registered with Autofac. Autofac will return those configuration types bound from the application configuration when they are resolved.

using System;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using Autofac;
using Autofac.Extensions.DependencyInjection;
using Microsoft.Extensions.Hosting;

public static class Program
    public static async Task Main(string[] args)
        var builder = Host.CreateDefaultBuilder(args)
            .UseServiceProviderFactory(new AutofacServiceProviderFactory())
            .ConfigureContainer<ContainerBuilder>(configure =>

        var host = builder.Build();

        await host.StartAsync().ConfigureAwait(false);


Configuration Resolution

The ConfigurationModule<T> class relies on an IConfigurationResolver to load the root configuration class. It will then recursively register all properties found on the root configuration using AsSelf as well as AsImplementedInterfaces where implemented interfaces are found.

Json Resolution

The JsonResolver<T> resolver will load the root configuration (of type T) from an appsettings.json file by default. This can be used by ConfigurationModule like the following.

var builder = new ContainerBuilder();


var container = builder.Build();

The JsonResolver class can accept a different filename if the default appsettings.json is not suitable.

var builder = new ContainerBuilder();
var resolver = new JsonResolver<Config>("hostsettings.json");
var module = new ConfigurationModule(resolver);


var container = builder.Build();

Need environment configuration override support? Use the EnvironmentJsonResolver to merge configuration for a specific environment.

var env = builderContext.HostingEnvironment;
var builder = new ContainerBuilder();

var resolver = new EnvironmentJsonResolver<Config>("appsettings.json", $"appsettings.{env.EnvironmentName}.json");
var module = new ConfigurationModule(resolver);


var container = builder.Build();

Custom Resolution

Need to resolve a root configuration object from something other than a JSON file? The ConfigurationModule will accept any IConfigurationResolver. You can write any custom resolver and provide it to the module.


The ConfigurationModule<T> class will register each of the nested properties on the Config class with the Autofac container. Given the example above, the following resolutions on the container will be valid.

var builder = new ContainerBuilder();


var container = builder.Build();


Each of these resolutions can now participate in dependency injection for any other class.

Environment Variable Override

Sometimes you need to be able to change a configuration value without having to redeploy the application or change the application configuration file. Just changing the application configuration file can require a redeployment to deliver the change to a target system. This can be done by using the EnvironmentOverride attribute. A common scenario here is Azure Functions which uses Environment Variables via configuration settings in the Azure portal.

The ConfigurationModule class will detect the EnvironmentOverride attribute being defined on a property and will attempt to resolve the value. If the environment variable defined by the attribute exists, has a value and that value can be converted to the property type then the configuration object will be updated with the value of the environment variable before it is registered in Autofac. If any of these conditions are not met then the existing value from the configuration resolver will remain on the object.

public class Storage : IStorage
    public string BlobStorage { get; set; }

    public string Database { get; set; }

    public string TableStorage { get; set; }

The advantage of this design is that application configuration can be resolved with a pre-allocation of an environment override that only comes into play when the environment variable has been set.

Environment Variable Mapping

The module can detect if a string property is a reference to an environment variable. In this case it will resolve the configuration value from the environment variable using the same rules as the Environment Variable Override above.

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