MVCCaching.Kentico.Core 13.0.3

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Additional Details

This has been replaced with the XperienceCommunity.MVCCaching module.

dotnet add package MVCCaching.Kentico.Core --version 13.0.3
NuGet\Install-Package MVCCaching.Kentico.Core -Version 13.0.3
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="MVCCaching.Kentico.Core" Version="13.0.3" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add MVCCaching.Kentico.Core --version 13.0.3
#r "nuget: MVCCaching.Kentico.Core, 13.0.3"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install MVCCaching.Kentico.Core as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=MVCCaching.Kentico.Core&version=13.0.3

// Install MVCCaching.Kentico.Core as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=MVCCaching.Kentico.Core&version=13.0.3

MVC Caching

MVC Caching for Kentico MVC, extending the DancingGoat Caching Implementation to allow for easy Caching both of Repository calls, database calls, and Output Caching (MVC Full Framework only). Sets up and leverages Kentico's cache dependencies.

Kentico 13 MVC.Net Core Installation

  1. Install the Nuget Package MVCCaching.Kentico.Core on your MVC.Net Core application. Note due to the complexity of invocation decoration, this package does depend on Castle Windsor and Autofac.

  2. On your Main method (usually Program.cs), to the HostBuilder, add .UserServiceProviderFactory(new AutofacServiceProviderFactory()) example:

public class Program
        public static void Main(string[] args)

        public static IHostBuilder CreateHostBuilder(string[] args) =>
                  // THIS ONE LINE BELOW NEEDED:
                 .UseServiceProviderFactory(new AutofacServiceProviderFactory())
                .ConfigureWebHostDefaults(webBuilder =>
  1. On your Startup Class Constructor method, add the following:
public Startup(IWebHostEnvironment environment)
            Environment = environment;
            // MVC Caching
            var builder = new ConfigurationBuilder()
                .AddJsonFile("appsettings.json", optional: true, reloadOnChange: true)
                .AddJsonFile($"appsettings.{environment.EnvironmentName}.json", optional: true)
            this.Configuration = builder.Build();
            // END MVC Caching
  1. Add these 2 methods to your Startup Class:
public IConfigurationRoot Configuration { get; private set; }
public ILifetimeScope AutofacContainer { get; private set; }
  1. Make sure for your Startup.ConfigureServices you have services.AddOptions(); called
  2. Add the following method to your Startup Class
// MVC Caching
public void ConfigureContainer(ContainerBuilder builder)
        DependencyResolverConfig.Register(builder, new Assembly[] { typeof(Startup).Assembly });

These steps hook up Autofac and MVC Caching.

NOTE: The "string currentCulture" and "bool previewEnabled" have been replaced with IRepoContext which you can leverage to retrieve these values.

Kentico 13 MVC.Net Framework Installation

Installation instructions to come (once i package for .net framework)

Kentico 12 Note on CastleCore and AutoFac

Some have reported issues, expecially when upgrading from 12.29.2 to a higher version, and some with a "fresh" install, that they receive an error about not finding a version of AutoFac that is compatible with Autofac.Extras.DynamicProxy2. If your Autofac is not version 3.5.2, then you will need to revert Autofac to 3.5.2 once installed, also make sure Autofac.Extras.DynamicProxy is uninstalled if you have that vs. Autofac.Extras.DynamicProxy2

Installation for Kentico 12 MVC Site (Quick)

  1. Install the MVCCaching.Kentico NuGet Package to your MVC Site
  2. Add this to your Global.asax.cs's Application_Start
        #region "AutoFac Cache and other dependency injections"

        // Register AutoFac Items
        var builder = new ContainerBuilder();

        // Register Dependencies for Cache

        // Set Autofac Dependency resolver to the builder
        DependencyResolver.SetResolver(new AutofacDependencyResolver(builder.Build()));

  1. If your Application's class name in your Global.asax is not "MvcApplication", then replace MvcApplication in the Infrastructure\Caching\Startup\DependencyResolverConfig.cs file with your class name.
  2. Optionally create an override the GetVaryByCustomString method to your Application (see the sample Globa.asax.cs GetVaryByCustomString method).


  1. See for full documentation

Kentico 12 Possible Castle.Core issue upon Upgrading

If you upgrade and receive an error on your MVC site similar to Could not load file or assembly Castle.Core, Version= or Could not load file or assembly Castle.Core, Version=

Go to your Web.config and look for the Castle.Core dependentAssembly tag, replace with this. It's confusing but although is installed, the binding redirect needs to go to

   <assemblyIdentity name="Castle.Core" publicKeyToken="407dd0808d44fbdc" culture="neutral" />
   <bindingRedirect oldVersion="" newVersion="" />

Contributions, bug fixes and License

Feel free to Fork and submit pull requests to contribute.

You can submit bugs through the issue list and i will get to them as soon as i can, unless you want to fix it yourself and submit a pull request!

Check the License.txt for License information


Can be used on any Kentico 12 SP site (hotfix 29 or above), and Kentico 13

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
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.NET Core netcoreapp3.1 is compatible. 
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Version Downloads Last updated
13.0.3 5,037 9/6/2022
13.0.2 18,904 3/12/2021
13.0.0 2,411 11/13/2020

Fixed null reference for kentico context if implementation called early on in pipeline