the program is not able to find handler for MediatR query ASP.Net Core

Arian Shahalami

I'm using ASP.Net Core 2.2 and MediatR framework/library for query objects. When I run the program i face to this exception:

InvalidOperationException: Handler was not found for request of type MediatR.IRequestHandler2[Store.Core.Queries.GetProductTypesQuery,System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable1[Store.Core.DomainModels.ProductType]]. Register your handlers with the container.

I added these packaged to my Store project (main project)

1- MediatR 7.0.0

2- MediatR.Extensions.Microsoft.DependencyInjection

This is my Startup.cs


So this is my Query (located in a project called "Store.Core")

namespace Store.Core.Queries.Products
   public class GetProductTypesQuery : IRequest<IEnumerable<ProductType>> { }

This is my QueryHandler (located in another project called "Store.Data")

namespace Data.Queries.Products
    public class GetProductTypesQueryHandler : IRequestHandler<GetProductTypesQuery, IEnumerable<ProductType>>
        private ApplicationDbContext _context;
        public GetProductTypesQueryHandler(ApplicationDbContext context)
            _context = context;

        public async Task<IEnumerable<ProductType>> Handle(GetProductTypesQuery request, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
            return await _context.ProductType.OrderBy(p => p.ProductTypeID).ToListAsync();


This is the Controller I used the MediatR

namespace Store.Controllers
    public class HomeController : Controller
        private readonly IMapper _mapper;
        private readonly IMediator _mediator;
        public HomeController(IMapper mapper, IMediator mediator)
            _mapper = mapper;
            _mediator = mediator;   

        public IActionResult Home() => View();

        public async Task<IActionResult> Dishes(GetProductTypesQuery query) {
            var productTypes = await _mediator.Send(query);
            var productTypesViewModel = _mapper.Map<IEnumerable<ProductTypeVM>>(productTypes);
            return View(productTypesViewModel);

my ProductType model (I Think it's not necessary but i added it in order to provide full info)

namespace Store.Core.DomainModels
    public class ProductType
       public int ProductID { get; set; }
       public string ProductName { get; set; }

The only part which is fishy for me is StartUp.cs (because I have queries and queries handlers in diffrent projects) but I don't know what i'm missing.

Arian Shahalami

As I guessed, the problem was the Startup.cs where u add the MediatR service. Since my Handlers were in separate assembly so we should mention that assembly name. I changed this in Startup.cs

public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services) {

To this:

public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services){
    var assembly = AppDomain.CurrentDomain.Load("Data");

Here "Data" is the name of my assembly where all Handlers are stored there.

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