PHPStan extension to analyse Laravel Blade views.

0.4.0 2022-02-17 14:52 UTC

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Last update: 2022-11-18 11:45:32 UTC


This PHPStan extension analyse Blade views for errors.

Result example


Install the extension with Composer.

composer require thibaud-dauce/phpstan-blade

Add the extension config file to your phpstan.neon:

    - ./phpstan-baseline.neon
    - ./vendor/nunomaduro/larastan/extension.neon
    - ./vendor/thibaud-dauce/phpstan-blade/extension.neon


Add this Composer script to your composer.json:

    "scripts": {
        "post-root-package-install": [
            "@php -r \"file_exists('.env') || copy('.env.example', '.env');\""
        "post-create-project-cmd": [
            "@php artisan key:generate"
        "post-autoload-dump": [
            "@php artisan package:discover"
        "phpstan": [
            "@php artisan phpstan-blade:touch-cache",
            "./vendor/bin/phpstan analyse --error-format blade"

Then, you can run composer phpstan to touch the cache (see TouchCacheCommand comment if you want to know more about why it's required), and run the analyse with the Blade formatter (the Blade formatter is required to allow showing the stacktrace of the views' includes).


  • Analyse view() calls
  • Support Blade directives
  • Support views namespaces
  • Support Livewire components
  • Support @include with full stacktrace showing exactly the place and the context of the error
  • Support mailable views
  • Support compact() function for view parameters


@var docblocks inside Blade views

If you want to add docblocks to your views to add type information like:

    /** @var string */
    $name = config('');

{{ $name }}

You need to specify the variable name inside the docblock because we add docblocks too between lines so your docblocks will not be right above the assignation.

    /** @var string $name */
    $name = config('');

{{ $name }}

Constant types (:ConstantTypes)

Right now, if you pass true to a view, the type is generalize to bool to avoid errors like "If condition is always true.". It could be nice to have a way to raise an error if all view() calls pass true that the condition is always true. But I think it's hard to implement.

If you pass ['something' => null] to a view, I transform the type to mixed so you may have some errors. You should specify the type for the null value so I can put the correct type information.

/** @var ?User */
$user = null;

return view('user', [
    'user' => $user,


The extension code has a lot of comment to explain every thing it's doing. The main entry point is the ViewFunctionRule class.