Defining Controllers

Below is an example of a basic controller class. Note that the controller extends the base controller class included with Laravel. The base class provides a few convenience methods such as the middleware method, which may be used to attach middleware to controller actions:


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use App\Http\Controllers\Controller;
use App\User;

class UserController extends Controller
     * Show the profile for the given user.
     * @param  int  $id
     * @return View
    public function show($id)
        return view('user.profile', ['user' => User::findOrFail($id)]);

You can define a route to this controller action like so:

Route::get('user/{id}', 'UserController@show');

Now, when a request matches the specified route URI, the show method on the UserController class will be executed. The route parameters will also be passed to the method.