An interface for friendlier exception

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Yii Friendly Exception

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An exception interface that provides a friendly name and a possible solution. Error handlers may consider the interface to render additional information right at the error screen.


  • PHP 7.4 or higher.


The package could be installed with Composer:

composer require yiisoft/friendly-exception

General usage

Implementing friendly exception

To make exception friendly require this package and implement FriendlyExceptionInterface:

use Yiisoft\FriendlyException\FriendlyExceptionInterface;

class RequestTimeoutException extends \RuntimeException implements FriendlyExceptionInterface
    public function getName(): string
        return 'Request timed out.';
    public function getSolution(): ?string
        return <<<'SOLUTION'
            Likely it is a result of resource request is not responding in a timely fashion. Try increasing timeout.

When returning solution consider the following best practices:

  1. Make solution description as short as possible.
  2. Do not use HTML tags.
  3. Use simple markdown.

Handling friendly exception

To make your exception handler render friendly exceptions:

use Yiisoft\FriendlyException\FriendlyExceptionInterface;

class ThrowableHandler
    public function handle(\Throwable $t)
        if ($t instanceof FriendlyExceptionInterface) {
            // additional handling
        // regular handling

Do not forget to render markdown.


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The Yii Friendly Exception is free software. It is released under the terms of the BSD License. Please see LICENSE for more information.

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