Facades
Facades are an easy way to access the Service Container classes without making them from the Service Container.

Overview

Facades are just a shortcut to resolve a key in the Service Container. Instead of doing:
application.make("mail").send()
you can do:
from masonite.facades import Mail
Mail.send()
To import any built-in facades you can import them from the masonite.facades namespace:
from masonite.facades import Request
def show(self):
avatar = Request.input('avatar_url')

Built-in Facades

Masonite ships with several facades you can use out of the box:
  • Auth
  • Broadcast
  • Config
  • Dump
  • Gate
  • Hash
  • Loader
  • Mail
  • Notification
  • Queue
  • Request
  • Response
  • Session
  • Storage
  • View
  • Url

Creating Your Own Facades

To create your own facade is simple:
from masonite.facades import Facade
class YourFacade(metaclass=Facade):
key = 'container_key'
Then import and use your facade:
from app.facades import YourFacade
YourFacade.method()
To benefit from code intellisense/type hinting when using Facade (e.g. in VSCode editor) you should create a .pyi file just next to your facade file class to add type hinting to your new facade.
Then in this facade you should declare your typed methods. Here is a partial example of the Mail facades types hints:
from typing import TYPE_CHECKING
if TYPE_CHECKING:
from ..mail import Mailable
class Mail:
"""Handle sending e-mails from Masonite via different drivers."""
def mailable(mailable: "Mailable") -> "Mail":
...
def send(driver: str = None):
...
Notice that:
  • methods code is not present, but replaced with ....
  • methods do not receive self as first argument. Because when calling the facade we don't really instantiate it (even if we get an instance of the object bound to the container). This allow to have the correct type hint behaviour.