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Integrate injector with Django

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Django Injector

Add Injector to Django.

Injector is a dependency-injection framework for Python, inspired by Guice. You can find Injector on PyPI and Injector documentation on Read the Docs. Django-Injector is inspired by Flask-Injector.

Django-Injector is compatiable with CPython 3.6+, Django 2.2+ and Django Rest Framework 3 (optional).

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Django-Injector lets you inject dependencies into:

  • Views (functions and class-based)
  • Django template context processors
  • Rest Framework views (functions and class-based)
  • Rest Framework view sets

Injector uses Python type hints to define types.


Django-Injector can be installed with pip:

pip install django_injector

After installation add django_injector to your INSTALLED_APPS and optionally enable the request injection middleware.



The middleware enables the injection of the current request.

WARNING: The injection middleware only works on WSGI application containers. Enabling the middleware on an ASGI container (like daphne) will result in an error.


from django.views.generic import View
from injector import inject
from rest_framework.views import APIView

class MyService:

def my_view(request, my_service: MyService):
    # Has access to an instance of MyService

class MyView(View):
    def __init__(self, my_service: MyService):
        # Class based views require the @inject decorator to properly work with
        # Django-Injector. The injection also works on the setup method.
        self.my_service = my_service

class MyAPIView(APIView):
    def setup(self, request, my_service: MyService, **kwargs):
        # In Rest Framework views the injection can be done on the __init__
        # method and the setup method. However, attempting to inject on the __init__
        # will result in an exception if the HTML renderer is used. If the HTML renderer is
        # not used injection on __init__ is safe. Injection on ViewSet instances
        # works in the same way, and the same caveat applies.

Context processors have the same signature as view functions and work in the same way. They should be registered in the template options as usual.

It is also possible to use injection in management commands. In this case the injection is done into the __init__ method:

from import BaseCommand

from injector import inject

class Command(BaseCommand):

    def __init__(self, my_service: MyService):
        self.my_service = my_service

Injector Module support

Django Injector supports Injector modules, just add a INJECTOR_MODULES setting to your configuration with a list of dotted paths to modules you want to load. The modules should either be callables that accept a single argument, binder or subclasses of injector.Module. The modules will be loaded when the injector Django app loads in the order they appear in the list. For example:



Django Injector comes with a built-in module named DjangoModule that is always loaded as the first module. It provides a couple of bindings for Django built-in types, namely:

  • django.htt.HttpRequest: The current request. This only works if django_injector.inject_request_middleware is loaded and the application runs in a WSGI container.
  • django.conf.Settings: Injects django.conf.settings.

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