Ninject Dependency Resolution in ASP MCV4 WebApi


Ok so you’ve been using ASP MVC3+ and using Ninject as your Dependency Injection resolver. Now you want to start leveraging the Asp.WebApi and continue to use Ninject.

I was surprised to find it wouldn’t work out of the box! Ok I’m using the “out of the box” term a little lightly here as you have to (one approach) use Nuget to install some assemblies and generate some code



A little extra effort

Brad Wilson has provided an implementation of the IDependencyResolver for WebApi that you can use for now.

What you need to do is copy that code into a file and then call it from your current NinjectWebCommon.cs by adding the highlighted line below:




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