Extended Depencency Injection features such as usage of injected into super class dependencies in sub classes, etc

1.0.0 2013-07-22 20:03 UTC


Add this link to your composer.json file:

"require": {


  "tfox/di-tools-bundle": "1.0.0"



...and run php composer.json update

The next step is to add to AppKernel.php the next line:

$bundles = array(
  new TFox\DiToolsBundle\TFoxDiToolsBundle()


Injection of a service into super class and all sub class controllers:

Here is provided a simple example of dependency injection using DiToolsBundle. For instance, we have two controllers:

  1. TestBundle\Controller\SuperController : A super class controller with protected property "entityManager". Our purpose is to inject here an Entity Manager so that it would be visible in sub class controllers.

  2. TestBundle\Controller\SubController, which extends a SuperController and uses its entity manager.

Our code will be like below:


namespace TestBundle\Controller;

use TFox\DiToolsBundle\Annotation as Di;
use TFox\DiToolsBundle\Controller\DiToolsInjectableInterface;
use Symfony\Bundle\FrameworkBundle\Controller\Controller;

class SuperController extends Controller implements DiToolsInjectableInterface {

     * @Di\Inject("doctrine.orm.default_entity_manager")
     * @var \Doctrine\ORM\EntityManager
    protected $entityManager;


namespace TestBundle\Controller;

use Sensio\Bundle\FrameworkExtraBundle\Configuration as Sensio;

 * @Sensio\Route("/sub")
class SubController extends SuperController {
     * @Sensio\Route
     * @Sensio\Template
    public function indexAction()
    //Any operations with injected entity manager here. For instance we will get some article
        $article = $this->entityManager->getRepository('TestBundle:Article')

        return array('article' => $article);