Retrieving the attributes' parameters of a PHP class with reflection

Published on 2023-01-26 • Modified on 2023-01-26

This snippet shows how to retrieving the attributes' parameters of a PHP class with reflection. As you can see, it's straightforward. We can get the arguments as an associative array.



namespace App\Controller\Snippet;

 * I am using a PHP trait to isolate each snippet in a file.
 * This code should be called from a Symfony controller extending AbstractController (as of Symfony 4.2)
 * or Symfony\Bundle\FrameworkBundle\Controller\Controller (Symfony <= 4.1).
 * Services are injected in the main controller constructor.
trait Snippet241Trait
    public function snippet241(): void
        $refl = new \ReflectionClass($this::class);
        $attributes = $refl->getAttributes();
        $routeAttribute = $attributes[0]; // #[Route()] attribute in SnippetController

        echo "Attribute's name: ".$routeAttribute->getName().PHP_EOL;
        echo "Attribute's arguments: ";

        // That's it! 😁

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