KickStart.DependencyInjection 9.1.0

.NET 6.0 .NET Standard 2.0
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#addin nuget:?package=KickStart.DependencyInjection&version=9.1.0

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#tool nuget:?package=KickStart.DependencyInjection&version=9.1.0


Application start-up helper to initialize things like an IoC container, register mapping information or run a task.

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KickStart KickStart
KickStart.Autofac KickStart.Autofac
KickStart.AutoMapper KickStart.AutoMapper
KickStart.DependencyInjection KickStart.DependencyInjection
KickStart.MongoDB KickStart.MongoDB
KickStart.Ninject KickStart.Ninject
KickStart.SimpleInjector KickStart.SimpleInjector
KickStart.Unity KickStart.Unity


The KickStart library is available on via package name KickStart.

To install KickStart, run the following command in the Package Manager Console

PM> Install-Package KickStart

More information about NuGet package available at

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  • Run tasks on application start-up
  • Extension model to add library specific start up tasks
  • Common IoC container adaptor based on IServiceProvider
  • Singleton instance of an application level IoC container Kick.ServiceProvider


This example will scan the assembly containing UserModule. Then it will find all Autofac modules and register them with Autofac. Then, all AutoMapper profiles will be registered with Automapper. Finally, it will find all classes that implement IStartupTask and run it.

Kick.Start(config => config

Pass data to the startup modules

Kick.Start(config => config
    .Data("environment", "debug")
    .Data(d =>
        d["key"] = 123;
        d["server"] = "master";


  • StartupTask - Run any class that implements IStartupTask
  • Autofac - Registers all Autofac Module classes and creates the container
  • AutoMapper - Registers all AutoMapper Profile classes
  • DependencyInjection - Register all IDependencyInjectionRegistration instances for Microsoft.Extensions.DependencyInjection
  • MongoDB - Registers all BsonClassMap classes with MongoDB serialization
  • Ninject - Registers all NinjectModule classes and creates an IKernal
  • SimpleInjector - Run all ISimpleInjectorRegistration instances allowing container registration
  • Unity - Run all IUnityRegistration instances allowing container registration


The StartupTask extension allows running code on application start-up. To use this extension, implement the IStartupTask interface. Use the Priority property to control the order of execution.

Basic usage

Kick.Start(config => config
    .IncludeAssemblyFor<UserModule>() // where to look for tasks
    .UseStartupTask() // include startup tasks in the Kick Start

Run a delegate on startup

Kick.Start(config => config
    .UseAutofac() // init Autofac or any other IoC as container
    .UseStartupTask(c => c =>
        c.Run((services, data) =>
            //do work here


The Autofac extension allows registration of types to be resolved. The extension also creates a default container and sets it to the Kick.Container singleton for access later.

Basic usage

Kick.Start(config => config
    .IncludeAssemblyFor<UserRepository>() // where to look for tasks
    .UseAutofac() // initialize Autofac

Use with ASP.NET MVC

Kick.Start(c => c
    .UseAutofac(a => a
        .Initialize(b => b.RegisterControllers(typeof(MvcApplication).Assembly)) // register all controllers 
        .Container(r => DependencyResolver.SetResolver(new AutofacDependencyResolver(r))) // set resolver

To install Autofac extension, run the following command in the Package Manager Console

PM> Install-Package KickStart.Autofac


The DependencyInjection extension allows using Microsoft.Extensions.DependencyInjection for depenancy injection.

Basic Usage

Kick.Start(config => config
    .IncludeAssemblyFor<UserRepository>() // where to look
    .UseDependencyInjection() // initialize DependencyInjection

Integrate with core 2.0

public class Startup
    public Startup(IConfiguration configuration)
        Configuration = configuration;

    public IConfiguration Configuration { get; }

    // This method gets called by the runtime. Use this method to add services to the container.
    public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services)
        // this will auto register logging and run the DependencyInjection startup
        services.KickStart(c => c
            .IncludeAssemblyFor<UserRepository>() // where to look
            .Data("configuration", Configuration) // pass configuration to all startup modules
            .Data("hostProcess", "web") // used for conditional registration
            .UseStartupTask() // run startup task

To install DependencyInjection extension, run the following command in the Package Manager Console

PM> Install-Package KickStart.DependencyInjection


The SimpleInjector extension allows registration of types to be resolved by running all instances of ISimpleInjectorRegistration. The extension also creates a default container and sets it to the Kick.Container singleton for access later.

Basic usage

Kick.Start(config => config
    .IncludeAssemblyFor<UserRepository>() // where to look
    .UseSimpleInjector () // initialize SimpleInjector

Using SimpleInjector with ASP.NET WebAPI

Kick.Start(c => c
    .Data("hostProcess", "web")
    .UseSimpleInjector(s => s
        .Initialize(container =>
            container.Options.DefaultScopedLifestyle = new WebApiRequestLifestyle();
            container.RegisterWebApiControllers(httpConfiguration); // register all controllers
        .Container(container =>
            httpConfiguration.DependencyResolver = new SimpleInjectorWebApiDependencyResolver(container); // set resolver

To install SimpleInjector extension, run the following command in the Package Manager Console

PM> Install-Package KickStart.SimpleInjector


The Unity extension allows registration of types to be resolved by running all instances of IUnityRegistration. The extension also creates a default container and sets it to the Kick.Container singleton for access later.

Basic usage

Kick.Start(config => config
    .IncludeAssemblyFor<UserRepository>() // where to look
    .UseUnity () // initialize Unity

To install Unity extension, run the following command in the Package Manager Console

PM> Install-Package KickStart.Unity


Example of bootstraping and logging with xUnit tests.

public class StartupTaskStarterTest
    private readonly ITestOutputHelper _output;

    public StartupTaskStarterTest(ITestOutputHelper output)
        _output = output;

        // bootstrap project
        Kick.Start(config => config
            .Data("environment", "test") // pass data for conditional registration
            .UseSimpleInjector () // initialize SimpleInjector


    public void RunTest()
        var userRepository = Kick.ServiceProvider.GetService<IUserRepository>();

        // more tests

Generic Service Registration

KickStart has a generic service registration abstraction. This allows for the creation of a generic class module that registers services for dependency injection that is container agnostic.

Example module to register services

public class UserServiceModule : IServiceModule
    public void Register(IServiceRegistration services, IDictionary<string, object> data)
        services.RegisterSingleton<IConnection, SampleConnection>();
        services.RegisterTransient<IUserService, UserService>(c => new UserService(c.GetService<IConnection>()));

        // register all types that are assignable to IService
        services.RegisterSingleton(r => r
            .Types(t => t.AssignableTo<IService>())
            .As(s => s.Self().ImplementedInterfaces())

        // register all types that are assignable to IVehicle
        services.RegisterSingleton(r => r
            .Types(t => t.AssignableTo<IVehicle>())
            .As(s => s.Self().ImplementedInterfaces())

Change Log

Version 7.0

  • drop net45 and netstandard1.5 support

Version 6.0

  • add assembly scanning for generic service registration
  • [Breaking] internal change to Context. Property Assemblies changed to Types.

Version 5.0

  • update to .net core 2

Version 4.0

  • [Breaking] Removed IContainerAdaptor and changed to use IServiceProvider instead
  • [Breaking] Renamed Kick.Container to Kick.ServiceProvider
  • [Breaking] Removed logging abstractions. Logging is now a simple Action<string> delegate
  • [Breaking] changed object creation to use ServiceProvider by default
  • [Breaking] changed IStartupTask.Run to IStartupTask.RunAsync
  • changed startup tasks that run async and in parallel by Priority
  • added shared data dictionary that is passed to all startup modules
  • added delegate based startup action
  • added IServiceModule and IServiceRegistration to abstract service/container registration
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