Laravel Prompts Adds a Multi-line Textarea Input, Laravel 11.3 Released

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This week, the Laravel team released v11.3, which includes multi-line text in Laravel Prompts, a Session:hasAny() method, a Context::pull() method, and more.

Multi-line Text Prompts

Joe Tannenbaum contributed a textarea function to Laravel prompts that accepts multi-line text from a user:

Multi-line text input in Laravel Prompts
Multi-line text input in Laravel Prompts

The textarea() function includes an optional validation argument as well as a required argument to make sure the textarea is filled out:

use function Laravel\Prompts\textarea;
 
$story = textarea(
label: 'Tell me a story.',
placeholder: 'This is a story about...',
required: true,
hint: 'This will be displayed on your profile.'
);
 
// Validation
$story = textarea(
label: 'Tell me a story.',
validate: fn (string $value) => match (true) {
strlen($value) < 250 => 'The story must be at least 250 characters.',
strlen($value) > 10000 => 'The story must not exceed 10,000 characters.',
default => null
}
);

See the textarea() function documentation for usage details and Pull Request #88 in the laravel/prompts repository for the implementation.

New Session hasAny() Method

Mahmoud Mohamed Ramadan contributed a hasAny() method to sessions, which is a nice improvement when checking to see if any values are in the session:

// Before
if (session()->has('first_name') || session()->has('last_name')) {
// do something...
}
 
// Using the new hasAny() method
if (session()->hasAny(['first_name', 'last_name'])) {
// do something...
}

Context Pull Method

@renegeuze contributed a pull() and pullHidden() method to the Context service, which pulls the contextual data and immediately removes it from context.

$foo = Context::pull('foo');
$bar = Context::pullHidden('foo');

An example use-case for this feature might be capturing context for database logging and pulling it because the additional context is no longer needed.

Release notes

You can see the complete list of new features and updates below and the diff between 11.2.0 and 11.3.0 on GitHub. The following release notes are directly from the changelog:

v11.3.0

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