Autofac.WebApi2.Owin 6.2.1

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dotnet add package Autofac.WebApi2.Owin --version 6.2.1
NuGet\Install-Package Autofac.WebApi2.Owin -Version 6.2.1
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Autofac.WebApi2.Owin" Version="6.2.1" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Autofac.WebApi2.Owin --version 6.2.1
#r "nuget: Autofac.WebApi2.Owin, 6.2.1"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Autofac.WebApi2.Owin as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Autofac.WebApi2.Owin&version=6.2.1

// Install Autofac.WebApi2.Owin as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Autofac.WebApi2.Owin&version=6.2.1


OWIN support for the ASP.NET Web API integration for Autofac.

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Please file issues and pull requests for this package in this repository rather than in the Autofac core repo.

Quick Start

If you are using Web API as part of an OWIN application, you need to:

  • Do all the stuff for standard Web API integration - register controllers, set the dependency resolver, etc.
  • Set up your app with the base Autofac OWIN integration.
  • Add a reference to the Autofac.WebApi2.Owin NuGet package.
  • In your application startup class, register the Autofac Web API middleware after registering the base Autofac middleware.
public class Startup
  public void Configuration(IAppBuilder app)
    var builder = new ContainerBuilder();


    // Get your HttpConfiguration. In OWIN, you'll create one
    // rather than using GlobalConfiguration.
    var config = new HttpConfiguration();

    // Register your Web API controllers.

    // Run other optional steps, like registering filters,
    // per-controller-type services, etc., then set the dependency resolver
    // to be Autofac.
    var container = builder.Build();
    config.DependencyResolver = new AutofacWebApiDependencyResolver(container);


    // Register the Autofac middleware FIRST, then the Autofac Web API middleware,
    // and finally the standard Web API middleware.

A common error in OWIN integration is use of the GlobalConfiguration.Configuration. In OWIN you create the configuration from scratch. You should not reference GlobalConfiguration.Configuration anywhere when using the OWIN integration.

Check out the documentation for more usage details.

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Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET Framework net472 is compatible.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
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