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Wolverine requires the usage of the Lamar IoC container, and the call to UseWolverine() quietly replaces the built in .NET container with Lamar.

Lamar was originally written specifically to support Wolverine's runtime model as well as to be a higher performance replacement for the older StructureMap tool.

Wolverine is configured with the IHostBuilder.UseWolverine() extension methods, with the actual configuration living on a single WolverineOptions object.

With ASP.NET Core

Below is a sample of adding Wolverine to an ASP.NET Core application that is bootstrapped with WebApplicationBuilder:

using Oakton;
using Quickstart;
using Wolverine;

var builder = WebApplication.CreateBuilder(args);

// For now, this is enough to integrate Wolverine into
// your application, but there'll be *much* more
// options later of course :-)

// Some in memory services for our application, the
// only thing that matters for now is that these are
// systems built by the application's IoC container

var app = builder.Build();

// An endpoint to create a new issue
app.MapPost("/issues/create", (CreateIssue body, IMessageBus bus) => bus.InvokeAsync(body));

// An endpoint to assign an issue to an existing user
app.MapPost("/issues/assign", (AssignIssue body, IMessageBus bus) => bus.InvokeAsync(body));

// Opt into using Oakton for command line parsing
// to unlock built in diagnostics and utility tools within
// your Wolverine application
return await app.RunOaktonCommands(args);

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"Headless" Applications


The WolverineOptions.Services property can be used to add additional IoC service registrations with either the standard .NET IServiceCollection model or the Lamar ServiceRegistry syntax.

For "headless" console applications with no user interface or HTTP service endpoints, the bootstrapping can be done with just the HostBuilder mechanism as shown below:

return await Host.CreateDefaultBuilder(args)
    .UseWolverine(opts =>
        opts.ServiceName = "Subscriber1";





        // Publish to the other subscriber

        // Add Open Telemetry tracing
        opts.Services.AddOpenTelemetryTracing(builder =>

                // Add Wolverine as a source

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