MEF and Prism
In this show, we look at Prism and the Managed Extensibility Framework or MEF. What are the differences? How do they overlap? We have the perfect guide: Glenn Block! He’s worked on MEF and Prism, and he helps us sort them out.
In this show:
- Prism and MEF are complementary. Since Prism can swap IoC containers, MEF can slide into that slot. At the moment, this is a bit of a trick, though. Glenn will be blogging on how to accomplish this.
- For the moment, unless you’re willing to dive into Prism/MEF code, Prism is probably the technology you’re going to use for Separation Of Concerns in larger applications.
- Prism and MEF may be teaming up in the future, and we’ll get the best of both worlds.
- If you’re thinking about 3rd party extensibility, MEF has some great support for that.