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Flood Component: Container - overwrite + bind

Installation and basic usage are described in Flood Component: Container.


This section covers the advanced usage of the container component. We demonstrate different scenarios for using overwrite, overwriteContainer and bind.

Basic signature:

  • overwrite($id, $callable) - will overwrite the id with the callable, the id could now not registered
  • overwriteContainer($callable) - will overwrite the container itself
  • &bind($id, &$reference = null, $overwrite = false) - will return or set an array from/to another container an will establish a connection, everything done to one is also done to the other container's callback


The method overwrite($id, $object) overwrites an already assigned ID with the object and sets the ID to readonly for the method set($id, $object). You could use it to overwrite different classes in the component. Not every class is currently accessible through the container.

Container::i()->overwrite('some-id', new YourOwnClass());

Overwrite Container

The container could be overwritten with ::overwriteContainer($callback), the then assigned object is returned in i() instead of a object of self. Meaning overwriting the container must be done in the first lines of execution, as it could be that through i() the container is bound somewhere else too fast for overwriting after any other execution.

Container::i(); // returns object of `Container` 
Container::overwriteContainer(new YourContainer()); // YourContainer should be extended from the normal container class
Container::i(); // returns object of `YourContainer`



SomeModule\Container::i()->bind('hook-storage', Container::i()->bind('hook-storage'));