Laravel View X-Ray

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Laravel View X-Ray is a package for Laravel 5.6 by Marcel Pociot which enables you to peek into your Laravel views and find out which template matches a specific part of the HTML output.

After installing the package it’s enabled by default in development, and then you can hit Cmd + Shift + X (Ctrl + Shift + X on Windows). Note, at the time of writing the View X-Ray package depends on jQuery.

The result is a beautiful visual representation of your view, and it’s easy to understand the view hierarchy at a glance now with X-Ray enabled. You can hide the X-Ray UI by hitting the shortcut again or pressing the esc key.

You can disable X-Ray and exclude views with the following configuration options:

<?php
 
return [
 
/*
* Determines if the Xray package should be enabled.
*/
'enabled' => env('XRAY_ENABLED', true),
 
/*
* If you want to exclude certain views from being processed by Xray,
* you can list them here. Be aware that the check only applies to the
* root views that you add here. If these views include other views
* themselves, they need to be excluded manually.
*/
'excluded' => [
//
],
 
];

Learn More

You can install Laravel X-Ray in your Laravel 5.6 applications with the following composer command:

composer require beyondcode/laravel-view-xray --dev

You can learn more by visiting the GitHub repo at beyondcode/laravel-view-xray. Another excellent package by Marcel Pociot, be sure to thank him for his dedication to the Laravel ecosystem!

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