Code Quality Rank: L5
Programming language: C#
License: Apache License 2.0
Tags: IOC    
Latest version: v5.1.1

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Castle Windsor

Castle Windsor is a best of breed, mature Inversion of Control container available for .NET.

See the [documentation](docs/README.md).


See the releases.


Castle Windsor is © 2004-2020 Castle Project. It is free software, and may be redistributed under the terms of the Apache 2.0 license.

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Conditional Compilation Symbols

The following conditional compilation symbols are currently defined for Windsor:

Symbol .NET 4.5 .NET Standard
CASTLE_SERVICES_LOGGING :white_check_mark: :no_entry_sign:
FEATURE_APPDOMAIN :white_check_mark: :no_entry_sign:
FEATURE_ASSEMBLIES :white_check_mark: :no_entry_sign:
FEATURE_EVENTLOG :white_check_mark: :no_entry_sign:
FEATURE_GAC :white_check_mark: :no_entry_sign:
FEATURE_GETCALLINGASSEMBLY :white_check_mark: :no_entry_sign:
FEATURE_ISUPPORTINITIALIZE :white_check_mark: :no_entry_sign:
FEATURE_PERFCOUNTERS            :white_check_mark: :no_entry_sign:
FEATURE_REMOTING :white_check_mark: :no_entry_sign:
FEATURE_SECURITY_PERMISSIONS :white_check_mark: :no_entry_sign:
FEATURE_SERIALIZATION :white_check_mark: :no_entry_sign:
FEATURE_SYSTEM_CONFIGURATION :white_check_mark: :no_entry_sign:
FEATURE_URIMEMBERS :white_check_mark: :no_entry_sign:
  • CASTLE_SERVICES_LOGGING - enables access to Castle.Services.Logging.log4netIntegration and Castle.Services.Logging.NLogIntegration in the logging facility.
  • FEATURE_APPDOMAIN - enables support for features that make use of an AppDomain in the host.
  • FEATURE_ASSEMBLIES - uses AssemblyName.GetAssemblyName() and Assembly.LoadFile().
  • FEATURE_EVENTLOG - uses Castle Core APIs that are based on the Windows Event Log.
  • FEATURE_GAC - enables support for obtaining assemblies using an assembly's long form name.
  • FEATURE_GETCALLINGASSEMBLY - enables code that uses System.Reflection.Assembly.GetCallingAssembly().
  • FEATURE_ISUPPORTINITIALIZE - enables support for features that make use of System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize.
  • FEATURE_PERFCOUNTERS - enables code that uses Windows Performance Counters.
  • FEATURE_REMOTING - supports remoting on various types including inheriting from MarshalByRefObject.
  • FEATURE_SECURITY_PERMISSIONS - enables the use of CAS and Security[Critical|SafeCritical|Transparent].
  • FEATURE_SERIALIZATION - enables support for serialization of dynamic proxies and other types.
  • FEATURE_SYSTEM_CONFIGURATION - enables features that use System.Configuration and the ConfigurationManager.
  • FEATURE_URIMEMBERS - enables code that uses Uri.SchemeDelimiter.

The following conditional compilation symbols are defined for tests only under .NET 4.5:

  • FEATURE_CODEDOM - enables code that uses System.CodeDom.
  • FEATURE_CONSOLETRACELISTENER - enables code that requires System.Diagnostics.ConsoleTraceListener.
  • FEATURE_THREADABORT - enables code that uses Thread.Abort().
  • FEATURE_WPF - enables code that uses PresentationCore.dll.
  • NUNIT_SETCULTUREATTRIBUTE - uses NUnit.Framework.SetCultureAttribute.
  • NUNIT_TIMEOUTATTRIBUTE - uses NUnit.Framework.TimeoutAttribute.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Castle Windsor README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.