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README.md

Laravel 6 & 7 TCPDF

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A simple Laravel service provider with some basic configuration for including the TCPDF library

TCPDF is not really supported in PHP 7 but there's a plan for supporting it, check this out.

Installation

The Laravel TCPDF service provider can be installed via composer by requiring the elibyy/tcpdf-laravel package in your project's composer.json. (The installation may take a while, because the package requires TCPDF. Sadly its .git folder is very heavy)

Laravel 5.5+ will use the auto-discovery function.

{
    "require": {
        "elibyy/tcpdf-laravel": "6.0.*"
    }
}

If you don't use auto-discovery you will need to include the service provider / facade in config/app.php.

'providers' => [
    //...
    Elibyy\TCPDF\ServiceProvider::class,
]

//...

'aliases' => [
    //...
    'PDF' => Elibyy\TCPDF\Facades\TCPDF::class
]

(Please note: TCPDF cannot be used as an alias)

for lumen you should add the following lines:

$app->register(Elibyy\TCPDF\ServiceProvider::class);
class_alias(Elibyy\TCPDF\Facades\TCPDF::class, 'PDF');

That's it! You're good to go.

Here is a little example:

use PDF; // at the top of the file

  PDF::SetTitle('Hello World');
  PDF::AddPage();
  PDF::Write(0, 'Hello World');
  PDF::Output('hello_world.pdf');

another example for generating multiple PDF's

use PDF; // at the top of the file

  for ($i = 0; $i < 5; $i++) {
    PDF::SetTitle('Hello World'.$i);
    PDF::AddPage();
    PDF::Write(0, 'Hello World'.$i);
    PDF::Output(public_path('hello_world' . $i . '.pdf'), 'F');
    PDF::reset();
  }

For a list of all available function take a look at the TCPDF Documentation

Configuration

Laravel-TCPDF comes with some basic configuration. If you want to override the defaults, you can publish the config, like so:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Elibyy\TCPDF\ServiceProvider"

Now access config/tcpdf.php to customize.

  • use_original_header is to used the original Header() from TCPDF.
    • Please note that PDF::setHeaderCallback(function($pdf){}) overrides this settings.
  • use_original_footer is to used the original Footer() from TCPDF.
    • Please note that PDF::setFooterCallback(function($pdf){}) overrides this settings.
  • use_fpdi is so that our internal helper will extend TcpdfFpdi instead of TCPDF.
    • Please note fpdi is not a dependency in my project so you will have to follow their install instructions here

Header/Footer helpers

I've got a pull-request asking for this so I've added the feature

now you can use PDF::setHeaderCallback(function($pdf){}) or PDF::setFooterCallback(function($pdf){})

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