How do Invokable Controllers work in Laravel?

Laravel: How do Invokable Controllers work in Laravel?

If a controller in Laravel has just one action then you simplify the controller by using the __invoke() method. Create a controller with a __invoke() method, then in your routes files you can just do the following:

  1. Route::get('home','HomeController');

The controller code for HomeController could look something like this:

  1. <?php
  2. namespace App\Http\Controllers;
  3. use Illuminate\Http\Request;
  4. class HomeController extends Controller
  5. {
  6.     public function __invoke(Request $request)
  7.     {
  8.         return "Welcome to our homepage"
  9.     }
  10. }

Create the controller using this artisan command:

php artisan make:controller HomeController --invokable

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