MEF Making its debut on Codeplex


And now for something completely different…


It all started with a dream when I first joined the MEF team it was the…


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Plenty of folks thought it was nuts, though there was a ton of support as well. I didn’t lose faith though. However somehow along the way I  picked up a new moniker


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In the end though it all paid off and we were


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And then finally today we got to see all the fruits of our labor and 


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Yes folks, MEF is now live on CodePlex!


What is it?


MEF or the Managed Extensibility Framework is a new library in .NET that enables greater reuse of applications and components. Using MEF, .NET applications can make the shift from being statically compiled to dynamically composed.


On the site you’ll find



Want more, go here and find out. This is just the beginning, there’s much more to come in the future. This is Preview 2 of many.


As Hammett said, we want your feedback, we want your help. We’re ready and listening…

Comments (8)

  1. Managed Existensibility Framework (MEF) is now on Codeplex

  2. El viernes pasado apareció la primera entrega del Microsoft Extensibility Framework (en codeplex) Es

  3. The Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) is a new library in .NET that enables greater reuse of applications

  4. Geoff Acton says:

    Hi Glenn

    We have adopted Prism / Unity as the basis of our "application framework".

    We’ve also followed MEF since Krzysztof Cwalina first announced it back in April.

    So what’s your / Microsoft’s take on Unity and MEF?  Competitors / complementary ?

    We’ve got our own observations but would appreciate your thoughts

    Geoff

  5. gblock says:

    Hi Geoff

    I don’t see Unity and MEF as competitors, I see them as complementary, though there is obvious overlap.

    In this post’s comments, I address my perspective on this

    http://mikehadlow.blogspot.com/2008/09/managed-extensibility-framework-why.html

  6. Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) used to make a Composite Web ASP.NET Forms Application

  7. Zoid says:

    too bad it isn’t open source…