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Define your own facade in laravel

azibom profile image Mohammad Reza ・1 min read

In this article we want to know how can we define our own facade
and use it in our aplication

In this article I want to make SmartLogger class and try to use it with Facades so lets start

Create a directory in app and which has SmartLogger name and fill it like below

.
├── SmartLoggerFacade.php
└── SmartLogger.php

0 directories, 2 files
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SmartLogger.php

<?php

namespace App\SmartLogger;

class SmartLogger {
    public function log($text) {
        $path = storage_path('logs');
        $myfile = fopen("{$path}/SmartLog.txt", "a");
        fwrite($myfile, $text);
        fwrite($myfile, PHP_EOL);
        fclose($myfile);
    }
}
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SmartLoggerFacade.php

<?php

namespace App\SmartLogger;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Facade;

class SmartLoggerFacade extends Facade
{
    protected static function getFacadeAccessor()
    {
        return 'smartlogger';
    }
}
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lets make service provider

php artisan make:provider SmartLoggerServiceProvider
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SmartLoggerServiceProvider.php

<?php

namespace App\Providers;

use App\SmartLogger\SmartLogger;
use Illuminate\Support\ServiceProvider;

class SmartLoggerServiceProvider extends ServiceProvider
{
    /**
     * Register services.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function register()
    {
        $this->app->bind('smartlogger',function(){
            return new SmartLogger();
        });
    }

    /**
     * Bootstrap services.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function boot()
    {
        //
    }
}
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Now open config\app.php and add this lines in it

Add it in "providers" array

...
        App\Providers\SmartLoggerServiceProvider::class
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Add it in "aliases" array

...
        'Smartlogger'   =>  App\SmartLogger\SmartLoggerFacade::class
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Now lets test it :)

Add this code in your controller

SmartLogger::log("Hi");
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And add this in top of your controller

use App\SmartLogger\SmartLoggerFacade as SmartLogger; 
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Feel free to ask any questions :)

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