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Create Invokable Controllers in Laravel 11

Leverage Laravel 11's invokable controllers to simplify your code and create focused actions. This guide explores their benefits, creation process, and a practical example.

Suresh Ramani - Author - TechvBlogs
Suresh Ramani

4 months ago

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Laravel 11's invokable controllers offer a powerful and focused approach to handling specific actions within your application. This guide delves into the creation and usage of these controllers, highlighting their benefits and providing a practical example.

Benefits of Invokable Controllers:

  • Enhanced Readability: With a single __invoke method, the controller's purpose becomes crystal clear, promoting code maintainability and understanding.
  • Reduced Complexity: Less code translates to easier maintenance and a streamlined development process.
  • Concise Routing: You can directly reference the controller class in your Laravel 11 routes without specifying a method, simplifying route definitions.

Crafting an Invokable Controller in Laravel 11

Utilize the Artisan Command

  • Open your terminal and navigate to your Laravel 11 project's root directory.
  • Execute the following command, replacing YourControllerName with your desired name:
    php artisan make:controller YourControllerName --invokable

     This command creates a new controller class with the __invoke method at its core, ready for your custom logic.

Structure the __invoke Method

  • Open the generated controller file (usually located in app/Http/Controllers).
  • You'll find the __invoke method already defined. This is where your controller's logic resides.
  • Access the request object using the Request type hint:
    public function __invoke(Request $request)
        // Your controller logic here


  • Implement the desired functionality within this method, leveraging Laravel's features like repositories, models, and validation as needed.

Define Routes

  • In your routes file (typically routes/web.php), create a route to match the desired URL:
    Route::get('/your-route', YourControllerName::class);


  • Replace /your-route with your preferred URI and YourControllerName with the actual controller class name.

Example: Processing a Simple Form Submission with an Invokable Controller

// app/Http/Controllers/ProcessFormController.php

class ProcessFormController
    public function __invoke(Request $request)
            'name' => 'required|string',
            'email' => 'required|email',

        // Process the form data (e.g., save to database)

        return redirect('/success');

// routes/web.php

Route::post('/submit-form', ProcessFormController::class);

By following these steps, you can create efficient and maintainable invokable controllers in Laravel 11, promoting cleaner code and a streamlined development experience.

Comments (1)

javed javed 4 months ago

we can only used this for a single purpose better to use other options


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