Castle Windsor VS StructureMap

Compare Castle Windsor vs StructureMap and see what are their differences.

Castle Windsor

Castle Windsor is a best of breed, mature Inversion of Control container available for .NET (by castleproject)


A Dependency Injection/Inversion of Control tool for .NET (by structuremap)
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Castle Windsor StructureMap
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3 days ago almost 2 years ago
C# C#
Apache License 2.0 GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Castle Windsor

Posts with mentions or reviews of Castle Windsor. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.
  • Just saw a new pattern, I call it "almost factory"
    1 project | /r/programminghorror | 4 Oct 2021
    Most of the DI containers have a feature of resolving components by name. Here's an example of a "typed factory" that can be provided by the container and the component name can be used to select the service implementation:


Posts with mentions or reviews of StructureMap. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Castle Windsor and StructureMap you can also consider the following projects:

Autofac - An addictive .NET IoC container


Ninject - the ninja of .net dependency injectors

Unity - This repository contains all relevant information about Unity Container suit

Lamar - Fast Inversion of Control Tool and Successor to StructureMap

Simple Injector - An easy, flexible, and fast Dependency Injection library that promotes best practice to steer developers towards the pit of success.

DryIoc - DryIoc is fast, small, full-featured IoC Container for .NET