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Spring.NET Gets Visual Studio Add-in, CodeConfig, NuGet Packages

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Spring.NET, the .NET counterpart of Spring Framework for Java, has recently got several new features through CodeConfig and a new Visual Studio extension meant for content-assist. Basic Spring.NET packages are also now distributed via NuGet, making it much easier for developers to manage dependencies when using them in their projects.

New Features in CodeConfig -

  • Code-based configuration similar to the @Configuration support in Spring Java
  • Support for mixing and matching Code-based and XML-based configuration metadata
  • Extension Methods to support Code-Based Configuration on existing Application Contexts
  • Bootstrapping the Context configuration from either Code-First or XML-First approaches
  • Explicit support for .NET Framework 4

The new Visual Studio 2010 add-in brings following capabilities that that makes editing Spring XML configuration files easier - 

  • Improved Intellisense support for
    • Type completion
    • Property name completion
    • Constructor argument name completion
    • Property value completion for property of type 'Type', 'Enum' and 'Boolean’
  • Snippets integration (inline or by menu)
  • Quickinfo tooltip for properties and types

The following packages are now available as downloads via NuGet along with their corresponding DEBUG packages.

  • Spring.Core
  • Spring.Aop

The team promises that other other high-level components will be following soon. The existing mechanism of distributing the complete download will  also continue.

Spring.NET is an application framework for .NET which simplifies Dependency Injection. It also provides various context specific components like the Spring Web Framework, Data Access Framework and Data Validation Framework that can form the building blocks for a .NET application. 


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