Archive for December 2012

Disabling caching in Fluent NHibernate for a specific override

December 18, 2012

We’re using convention based mapping with Fluent NHibernate. The mapping looks like so:

  Table.Is(x => string.Concat(x.EntityType.Name.ToLower(), "s")),
  PrimaryKey.Name.Is(x => "Id"),
  Cache.Is(x => x.ReadWrite())

For most of our objects this is perfect but on certain objects I wish to disable the 2nd level cache. However it doesn’t appear that I can do this. There is no fluent option for Cache.None. I’ve even tried Not.Cache() but that didn’t work either.

How can one disable the cache for certain selected model objects?

Ok, I managed to find it after some digging around jogged an idea:

  1. Remove the shortcut “Cache.Is(x => x.ReadWrite())”
  2. Create a new convention class:

public class CacheableConvention: IClassConventionAcceptance, IClassConvention 
    public void Accept(IAcceptanceCriteria criteria)
        criteria.Expect(x => x.EntityType.IsNotAny(typeof(Content), typeof(InstanceSetting))); 

    public void Apply(IClassInstance instance)
  1. Add the convention to the AutoMappings.
  2. Done!