AutomationIoC 1.1.0-alpha2

This is a prerelease version of AutomationIoC.
There is a newer version of this package available.
See the version list below for details.
dotnet add package AutomationIoC --version 1.1.0-alpha2                
NuGet\Install-Package AutomationIoC -Version 1.1.0-alpha2                
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="AutomationIoC" Version="1.1.0-alpha2" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add AutomationIoC --version 1.1.0-alpha2                
#r "nuget: AutomationIoC, 1.1.0-alpha2"                
#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 AutomationIoC as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=AutomationIoC&version=1.1.0-alpha2&prerelease

// Install AutomationIoC as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=AutomationIoC&version=1.1.0-alpha2&prerelease                

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Dependency Injection Framework for C# PowerShell Cmdlets


Getting Started


dotnet add package AutomationIoC


See Sample Project for a full sample solution

Add the following to your .csproj file


Add a PowerShell Startup Command

[Cmdlet(VerbsLifecycle.Install, "Dependencies")]
public class Startup : AutomationStartup
    // Add any configuration sources or data needed
    public override void Configure(IConfigurationBuilder configurationBuilder)
        var appSettings = new Dictionary<string, string>()
            ["TestOptionsConfig:TestProperty"] = "This is an example",


    // Configure services/lifetimes
    public override void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services)


        // other services, client, etc.

Add a PowerShell Command with Dependencies Injected

Synchronous process example

[Cmdlet(VerbsLifecycle.Submit, "TestData")]
public class SubmitTestData : IoCShell
    // Supports non-public properties
    protected TestDependencyOne TestDependencyOne { get; set; }

    // Supports non-public fields
    private readonly TestDependencyTwo testDependencyTwo;

    private readonly ILogger<RequestCard> logger;

    protected override void ExecuteCmdlet()
        string id = Guid.NewGuid();


        TestData testData = testDependencyTwo.GetTestData(id);

        logger.LogInformation("Auto Generated Data: {Id} - {Name}", id, testData.Name);

Asynchronous process example

[Cmdlet(VerbsLifecycle.Submit, "TestDataAsync")]
public class SubmitTestDataAsync : IoCShellAsync
    // Supports non-public properties
    protected TestDependencyOne TestDependencyOne { get; set; }

    // Supports non-public fields
    private readonly TestDependencyTwo testDependencyTwo;

    private readonly ILogger<RequestCard> logger;

    protected override async Task ExecuteCmdletAsync()
        string id = Guid.NewGuid();

        await TestDependencyOne.PushTestIdAsync(id);

        TestData testData = await testDependencyTwo.GetTestDataAsync(id);

        logger.LogInformation("Auto Generated Data: {Id} - {Name}", id, testData.Name);


In PowerShell terminal run the following:

Import-Module <path-to-your-dll>/<your-assembly>.dll -V

You should see your custom commands listed in the verbose output (signaled by -v)

See Project - launch.json for a sample on launching your module through VS Code

Load the dependency injection (this will be the command you created for startup). The following example is based on command name from above startup example


Now you are ready to run your own custom commands!


NOTE: If using a constructor to inject dependencies for testing purposes, be sure to add an empty default constructor as well

Test Example Coming Soon

Other Resources

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2.1.0-alpha2 642 8/12/2023
2.1.0-alpha1 663 6/16/2023
2.0.0-preview1 654 6/16/2023
2.0.0-alpha1 665 6/10/2023
1.3.0 916 11/24/2022
1.2.0 939 11/11/2022
1.1.0 1,104 4/4/2022
1.1.0-beta1 704 3/31/2022
1.1.0-alpha2 695 3/26/2022
1.1.0-alpha1 690 3/26/2022
1.0.0 1,081 3/8/2022
1.0.0-preview1 709 3/6/2022
1.0.0-beta1 625 2/27/2022
1.0.0-alpha2 689 2/27/2022