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If you place the class somewhere inside your app directory you will have to give it a correct namespace and Laravel will be able to find it automatically.

example: If you place your UploadHandler.php at app/External/UploadHandler.php you could add this at the top of your UploadHandler.php

namespace App\External;

and then you could use it in a Controller (or Model or whatever) like this:

public function test() {
    $uploadHandler = new \App\External\UploadHandler();

The other possibility (if you are writing your own extension) is for you to create a ServiceProvider. The ServiceProviders register all the parts of your application at the beginning and you need to reference it in config/app.php . Then you can write a facade class (check out documentation here and also register that in app/config.php

After that you could access your class like this:


Basically it all depends on the location of your UploadHandler.php and the correct namespace setting. :)


thanks @ftiersch

I'm interested to make it as ServiceProviders. Could you elaborate the steps I have to take. Where can I call


is it in controller/model or whatever?


This is what I do so you're relatively flexible here:

  1. Create a directory somewhere. For example in packages/infacq/UploadHandler/src

  2. Add your UploadHandler.php to that directory

  3. Add UploadHandlerServiceProvider.php to that folder with this class

    <?php namespace Infacq\UploadHandler; use Illuminate\Support\Facades\App; use Illuminate\Support\ServiceProvider; class UploadHandlerServiceProvider extends ServiceProvider { public function boot() { } public function register() { App::bind('infacq-upload-handler', function() { return new \Infacq\UploadHandler\UploadHandler(); }); } }

This registers your services - in this case the UploadHandler(). Make sure that your UploadHandler class has the namespace Infacq\UploadHandler;

  1. Add Facades\UploadHandler.php to your src directory with the following class

    <?php namespace Infacq\UploadHandler\Facades; use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Facade; class UploadHandler extends Facade { protected static function getFacadeAccessor() { return 'infacq-upload-handler'; } }
  2. Register ServiceProvider and Facade in config/app.php in the 'providers' and 'aliases' arrays (just look how it's done and write the correct namespace / classnames from #3 and #4 :))

  3. Open composer.json and look for "psr-4". Add the following line to the array:

    "Infacq\UploadHandler\": "packages/infacq/UploadHandler/src",

This tells PHP where to find your files when you use a certain class. Run the console command composer dump-autoload afterwards.

Now you should be good to go and be able to use UploadHandler::initialize() everywhere inside your app. :)


thanks bro. That's really helpful


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