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Generating DTOs

You can create DTOs using the make:dto command:
php artisan make:dto UserDTO
The DTOs are going to be created inside app/DTOs by default. You can customize the path by updating the namespace property in the config/dto.php file:
/*
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| NAMESPACE
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
|
| The namespace where your DTOs will be created.
|
*/
'namespace' => 'App\\DTOs',
Compared to v2, the generated DTO from v3 is more simple and only contains the most used methods:
  • rules() (For Validated DTOs only)
  • defaults()
  • casts()
If you want to customize further your DTO add the missing methods when needed.
  • messages()
  • attributes()
  • mapData()
  • mapToTransform()

Customizing DTO Stubs

You can publish the DTO stubs to customize them to your needs with the dto:stubs command. This will create the stubs in a stubs folder at the root of the project.