CompositeFactory

Aggregates multiple factories into a single factory component.

Inherits: IFactory

Description

The CompositeFactory class allows you to aggregate multiple factories into a single factory component.

Important points

  • When a new component is requested, it iterates through factories to locate the one able to create the requested component.
  • Usually used to keep all supported factories in a single place.

Constructors

Creates a new instance of the factory.

public CompositeFactory(params IFactory[] factories)

  • factories: IFactory[] - a list of factories to embed into this factory.

Creates a new instance of the factory.

public CompositeFactory()

Instance methods

Add

Adds a factory into the list of embedded factories.

public void Add(IFactory factory)

  • factory: IFactory - a factory to be added.

CanCreate

Checks if this factory is able to create component by a given locator.

This method searches for all registered components and returns a locator for component it is able to create that matches the given locator. If the factory is not able to create a requested component it returns null.

public object CanCreate(object locator)

  • locator: object - a locator to identify component to be created.
  • returns: object - a locator for a component that the factory is able to create.

Create

Creates a component identified by given locator.

public object Create(object locator)

  • locator: object - a locator to identify component to be created.
  • returns: object - the created component.

Remove

Removes a factory from the list of embedded factories.

public void Remove(IFactory factory)

  • factory: IFactory - the factory to remove.

Examples

var factory = new CompositeFactory();
factory.Add(new DefaultLoggerFactory());
factory.Add(new DefaultCountersFactory());

var loggerLocator = new Descriptor("*", "logger", "*", "*", "1.0");
factory.CanCreate(loggerLocator);       // Result: Descriptor("pip-service", "logger", "null", "default", "1.0")
factory.Create(loggerLocator);          // Result: created NullLogger