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MEF in the real world

May 7, 2010 at 10:35 PM
Hi Everyone, If you're like me, MEF sounds extremely interesting. Has anyone had a chance to try it out with a production application?

I don't mean to sound skeptical, just like to look before I leap, so to speak. :)

May 7, 2010 at 10:40 PM

Have you used Visual Studio 2010? It's powered by MEF in a big way.

We do know of a signfificant number of customers that are using MEF in their production apps and which have been for some time. If you are building client apps in general, MEF works great from a perf perspective as we have heavily optimized it's performance for those scenarios. On the server it depends. For many web apps it's fine, for vary large apps with a high number of concurrent requests, there can be issues if you are doing many compositions.