dice 2.0.0

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Dice #

Lightweight dependency injection framework for Dart.

Getting Started #

Dice consists of two parts.

  • Modules containing your class registrations.
  • Injectors that uses the Module to inject instances into your code.

The following example should get you startd:

1. Add the Dice to your pubspec.yaml and run pub install

   dice: any

2. Create some classes and interfaces to inject

class BillingServiceImpl implements BillingService {

  CreditProcessor _processor;

  Receipt chargeOrder(Order order, CreditCard creditCard) {
    if(!_processor.validate(creditCard)) {
      throw new ArgumentError("payment method not accepted");
    // :

3. Register types and classes in a module

class ExampleModule extends Module {
  configure() {
    // register [CreditProcessor] as a singleton
    register(CreditProcessor).toInstance(new CreditProcessorImpl());
    // register [BillingService] so a new version is created each time its requested

4. Run it

import "package:dice/dice.dart";
main() {
	var injector = new Injector(new ExampleModule());

  var billingService = injector.getInstance(BillingService);
	var creditCard = new CreditCard("VISA");
	var order = new Order("Dart: Up and Running");
	billingService.chargeOrder(order, creditCard);

for more information see the full example here.

Dependency Injection with Dice #

You can use the @inject annotation to mark objects and functions for injection the following ways:

  • Injection of public and private fields (object/instance variables)
class MyOtherClass {
  SomeClass field;

  SomeOtherClass _privateField;
  • Injection of constructor parameters
class MyClass {

  MyOtherClass field;
  • Injection of public and private setters
class SomeClass {
  set value(SomeOtherClass val) => _privateValue = val;

  set _value(SomeOtherClass val) => _anotherPrivateValue = val;

  SomeOtherClass _privateValue, _anotherPrivateValue;

The injected objects are configured ether by extending the Module class and using one its register functions or directly on the Injector.

  • register type MyType to existing object (singleton injections)
  • register type MyType.
  • register interface MyType to a class implementing it.
  • register a typedef to a function matching it.
  • register MyType to function that can build instances of it
register(MyType).toBuilder(() => new MyType())

Named Injections #

Dice supports named injections by using the @Named annotation. Currently this annotation works everywhere the @inject annotation works.

class MyClass {
  SomeClass _someClass;

The configuration is as before except you now provide an additional name parameter.

register(MyType, "my-name").toType(MyTypeImpl)

Advanced Features #

  • Get instances directly Instead of using the @inject for injections you can use the injectors getInstance method.
MyClass instance = injector.getInstance(MyClass);
  • Get named instances directly Instead of using the @Named for named injections you can use the injectors getInstance method with its name parameter.
MyType instance = injector.getInstance(MyType, "my-name");
  • Injecting configuration values You can use named registrations to inject configuration values into your application.
class TestModule extends Module {
  configure() {
		register(String, "web-service-host").toInstace("http://test-service.name");

// application code
String get webServiceHost => injector.getInstance(String, "web-service-host");
  • Registering dependencies at runtime You can register dependencies at runtime directly on the Injector.
 var user = injector.getInstance(User);
  • Unregistering dependencies at runtime You can unregister dependencies at runtime using the unregister method on the Injector.
  • Using multiple modules You can compose modules using the Injector.fromModules constructor.
class MyModule extends Module {
  	configure() {

class YourModule extends Module {
  	configure() {

var injector = new Injector.fromModules([new MyModule(), new YourModule()]);
var myClass = injector.getInstance(MyClass);
var yourClass = injector.getInstance(YourClass);
  • Joining injectors You can join multiple injector instances to one using the Injector.fromInjectors constructor.
var myInjector = new Injector();

var yourInjector = new Injector();

var injector = new Injector.fromInjectors([myInjector, yourInjector]);
var myClass = injector.getInstance(MyClass);
var yourClass = injector.getInstance(YourClass);

2.0.0 #

  • Support Dart 2
  • Initial changers to in the future support Flutter and Angular 5

1.8.0 #

  • Support Injectable
  • Support custom annotations for injections, allowing users to mark their own annotations for use with injections

1.7.0 #

  • Singleton binding added, Module-installation added
  • Use type annotations
  • Make Named annotations work
  • Add bind method to support

1.6.5 #

  • Remove dependency on meta package

1.6.4 #

  • Add more tests of named injections

1.6.3 #

  • Bump versions and improve travis build
  • Update copyright

1.6.2 #

  • Added change log

1.6.1 #

  • Bumped dependencies
  • Switched to Travis build server
  • Run code coverage on test

1.6.0 #

  • Function injection now works

1.5.4 #

  • Bump version as pub.dartlang.com failed to update last version

1.5.3 #

  • Simplified binding

1.5.2 #

  • More tests

1.5.1 #

  • Updated documentation with new module system

1.5.0 #

  • New alternative to modules when registering dependencies

1.4.6 #

  • Document how inject configuration values

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

  dice: ^2.0.0

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with pub:

$ pub get

Alternatively, your editor might support pub get. Check the docs for your editor to learn more.

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:dice/dice.dart';
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