Contributed by Josh McDonald
SmartyPants-IOC is a dependency injection framework for use in building Adobe Flex and Flash applications inspired by Google Guice for Java. It's based on key concepts:
The class+name key
Injector requests, usually specified via metadata
Injector rules, specified using an ActionScript-based DSL
Whether you're telling SmartyPants-IOC what to provide or sitting around with your hand out asking for a dependency, the key is the same: a combination of a class and a name. You must specify the class, but the name is optional.
How do you actually request that a field be injected? In most circumstances you need to annotate your fields with ActionScript ...