Sunday, June 3, 2012

Dependency Injection for RouteConstraints

Often I've wanted to check whether something exists in the database in a route constraint, unfortunately MVC doesn't support dependency injection for RouteConstraints out of the box, and due to them being alive for the entire life of the application it isn't that easy. If the scope of the dependency is in request scope, for example, then it will work for the first request then not for every request after that.

You can get around this by using a very simple DI wrapper for your route constraints.

then create your routes like this

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