Vicky Vicky - 4 months ago 12
PHP Question

How to create a RESTful Resource Controller in Laravel 5.2, using Artisan command (PHP)

I'm working with Laravel 5 and I would like to know how to generate a RESTful Resource Controller with all predefined methods using the Artisan command (PHP).

When I run

php artisan make:controller LessonsController
, it creates a controller, with no methods as shown below:

<?php
namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use App\Http\Requests;

class LessonsController extends Controller
{


}


What I want to create is a complete Laravel RESTful Resource Controller with all predefined methods as in:
index(), create(), store(), show(), edit(), update()
and
destroy()
.

How can I achieve this?

Answer

Try getting help on the command

php artisan help make:controller

If you see a --resource flag in the help options you are probably on 5.2 and can add that flag to the command to get a resource controller.

php artisan make:controller --resource SomeResourceController

For Laravel 5.0 and 5.1 the make:controller command would make a resource controller by default and the --plain option would make a plain controller.

Laravel 5.2 - Restful Resource Controllers - Default plain

Laravel 5.1 - Restful Resource Controllers - Default resource

Laravel 5.0 - Restful Resource Controllers - Default resource