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.

Glenn Block

Glenn Block