MEF With Glenn Block
In this show, we explore the Managed Extensibility Framework or MEF. Our guide is none other than Glenn Block! Today’s show isn’t specifically about Silverlight , but an upcoming show will cover the gory details about MEF in Silverlight.
In this show:
- What Problem is MEF Solving? It has to do with the “new” operator. MEF is essentially an engine for creating instances (and providing those instances with any information they need).
- There’s overlap with other technologies (think maybe Unity/Prism here), but it has a special focus: making applications extensible.
- Would MEF ever fit in with a LOB Application? Sure. Think about extending your application with a custom rules engine. Applications can be extended on a per-customer basis.
- MEF has a hidden feature: It standardizes how we extend applications. Imagine a future where we all extend our applications in the same way.
Thanks to Jona from YACHT for his great music.