Is it possible to interact with Sitecore's DI container from the SPE command line? I was able to do this:

PS master:\>[Sitecore.DependencyInjection.ServiceLocator]::IsConfigured

But when I try to get a registered class, I get a strange error:

PS master:\>[Sitecore.DependencyInjection.ServiceLocator]::ServiceProvider::GetService([Microsoft.Extensions.Logging.ILogger])

 Method invocation failed because [Microsoft.Extensions.DependencyInjection.ServiceLookup.ServiceProviderEngineScope] does not contain a method named 'GetService'.
 At line:1 char:1
 + [Sitecore.DependencyInjection.ServiceLocator]::ServiceProvider::GetSe ...
 + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [], RuntimeException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : MethodNotFound

ServiceProviderEngineScope does have a GetService method, which makes me thing this error is due to some other syntax issue.

1 Answer 1


Ah, had a small syntax error. The second :: should have been a .:

 PS master:\>[Sitecore.DependencyInjection.ServiceLocator]::ServiceProvider.GetService([Microsoft.Extensions.Logging.ILogger])


Get-Member shows I've indeed loaded the object:

PS master:\>[Sitecore.DependencyInjection.ServiceLocator]::ServiceProvider.GetService([Microsoft.Extensions.Logging.ILogger])| Get-Member
TypeName: Microsoft.Extensions.Logging.Logger`1[[System.Object, mscorlib, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089]]
Name        MemberType Definition
----        ---------- ----------
BeginScope  Method     System.IDisposable ILogger.BeginScope[TState](TState state)
Equals      Method     bool Equals(System.Object obj)
GetHashCode Method     int GetHashCode()
GetType     Method     type GetType()
IsEnabled   Method     bool ILogger.IsEnabled(Microsoft.Extensions.Logging.LogLevel logLevel)
Log         Method     void ILogger.Log[TState](Microsoft.Extensions.Logging.LogLevel logLevel, Microsoft.Extensions.Logging.EventId eventId, TState state, System.Exception exception, System.Func[...
ToString    Method     string ToString()

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