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The DependencyInjection allows you to standardize and centralize the way objects are constructed in your application.

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The DependencyInjection service container is a powerful tool for managing class dependencies and performing dependency injection. Dependency injection is a fancy phrase that essentially means this: class dependencies are "injected" into the class via the constructor or, in some cases, "setter" methods.

Purpose of the Dependecy Injection (DI) is to free classes from the responsibility for obtaining objects that they need for its operation (these objects are called services). To pass them these services on their instantiation instead.

With the new features added to nette/di, DependencyInjection container can be used even without CompilerExtensions.

Please note that you can get the documentation for this dependency on [Nette website](, dependency-injection


The recommended way to install Nette DependencyInjection Container is via Composer:

composer require biurad/nette-di-bridge

It requires PHP version 7.1 and supports PHP up to 7.4. The dev-master version requires PHP 7.2.

How To Use

A deep understanding of the DependencyInjection service container is essential to building a powerful, large application, as well as for contributing to the DependencyInjection core itself. This README is focused on the new features added to nette/di.

This dependency is an extended version of nette/di which has been simplified for developer's convenient. With this bridge, more features have been implemented to have a fast and flexible DependencyInjection Container. An example of how to use DependencyInjection is available on the GitHub.

Container implementation is fully compatible with PSR-11 Container.

PSR-11 Container

You can always access container directly in your code by requesting Psr\Container\ContainerInterface:

use Psr\Container\ContainerInterface;

class HomeContoller
    public function index(ContainerInterface $container)


Almost all of your service container bindings will be registered within container and being cached, so most of these examples will demonstrate using the container in that context.

There is no need to bind classes into the container if they do not depend on any interfaces. The container does not need to be instructed on how to build these objects, since it can automatically resolve these objects using reflection.

With nette/di, we use the addService to bind an instance or callable to DependencyInjection container, This feature is still available in this package, but a new bind method has been added.

For instance, we have a class named UserMailer implemented to an interface, and we want to bind this class to have constructor injections, then/or access it by instance, name or interface:

class UserMailer implements UserMailerInterface
    protected $mailer;

    public function __construct(Mailer $mailer)
        $this->mailer = $mailer;

    public function do()

Using nette/di we can only bind the above class to access it's name and instance. But with this package, we can bind to access it by name, instance and interface.

Nette Example

use Nette\DI\Container;

$container = new Container();
$container->addService('user.mailer', $instance = $container->createInstance(UserMailer::class)); // We created a new service and instance.

$userMailer = $container->getService('user.mailer'); // Can be accessed by name
// or
$userMailer = $container->getByType(UserMailer::class); // Can be accessed by class name.

$userMailer = $instance; // accessed by instance

This DependencyInjection Example

use BiuradPHP\DependencyInjection\Container;

$container = new Container();
$container->bind('user.mailer', UserMailer::class); // We created a new service.

$userMailer = $container->get('user.mailer'); // Can be accessed by name.
// or
$userMailer = $container->get(UserMailer::class); // We can access it as instance if service exists or not.

$userMailer = $container->get(UserMailerInterface::class); // Can be accessed by interface

Also, we can bind UserMailer without including a name:

use BiuradPHP\DependencyInjection\Container;

$container = new Container();
$container->bind(UserMailer::class); // We created a new service.

$userMailer = $container->get(UserMailer::class); // We can access it as instance if service exists or not.
// or
$userMailer = $container->get(UserMailerInterface::class); // accessed by interface

The above examples will only work, if the Mailer class exists in DependencyInjection container. Bindings can work on callables also. Note that we receive any service or interface found in container itself as an argument to the resolver passed in the second parameter of the bind method. We can then use the container to resolve sub-dependencies of the object or callables we are building.

Automatic Dependency Resolution

DependencyInjection container is able to automatically resolve the constructor or method dependencies by providing instances of concrete classes.

class MyController
    public function __construct(OtherClass $class, SomeInterface $some)

In a provided example the container will attempt to provide the instance of OtherClass by automatically constructing it. However, SomeInterface would not be resolved unless you have the proper binding in your container.

$container->bind(SomeInterface::class, SomeClass::class);

Please note, Container will try to resolve all constructor dependencies (unless you manually provide some values). It means that all class dependencies must be available or parameter must be declared as optional:

// will fail if `value` dependency not provided
__construct(OtherClass $class, $value)

// will use `null` as `value` if no other value provided
__construct(OtherClass $class, $value = null)

// will fail if SomeInterface does not point to the concrete implemenation
__construct(OtherClass $class, SomeInterface $some)

// will use null as value of `some` if no conrete implemation is provided
__construct(OtherClass $class, ?SomeInterface $some)


In some cases, you might want to construct desired class without resolving all of it's __constructor dependencies. You can use BiuradPHP\DependencyInjection\Interfaces\FactoryInterface or BiuradPHP\DependencyInjection\Container for that purpose:

public function makeClass(FactoryInterface $factory)
    return $factory->make(MyClass::class, [
        'parameter' => 'value'
        // other dependencies will be resolved automatically

Alternatively, and importantly, you may "type-hint" the dependency in the constructor of a class that is resolved by the container, including controllers, event listeners, middleware, and more. Additionally, you may type-hint dependencies in the classes method In practice, this is how most of your objects should be resolved by the container.

IoC Scopes - Private Service

An important aspect of developing long-living applications is proper context management. In daemonized applications, you are no longer allowed to treat user request as global singleton object and store references to its instance in your services.

Practically it means that you must explicitly request context while processing user input. DependencyInjection simplifies such requests by using global IoC container as context carrier which allows you to call request specific instances as global objects via context bounded scopes.

While processing some user request the context-specific data is located in the IoC scope, available in the container only for a limited period of time. Such operation is performed using the BiuradPHP\DependencyInjection\Container runScope method.

        UserContext::class => $user
    function () use ($container) {

DependencyInjection will guarantee that scope is clean after the execution, even in case of any exception.

You can receive values set in scope directly from the container or as method injections in your services/controllers while calling then inside the IoC scope:

public function doSomething(UserContext $user)

In short, you can receive active context from container or injection inside the IoC scope as you would normally do for any normal dependency but you must not store it between scopes.


Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.


To run the tests you'll have to start the included node based server if any first in a separate terminal window.

With the server running, you can start testing.



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