Getting User Facade within View Composer

Posted 3 months ago by dhermann

I've created the standard View Composer class and registered it:

namespace App\Providers;

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Auth;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\View;
use Illuminate\Support\ServiceProvider;

class ComposerServiceProvider extends ServiceProvider
     * Register bindings in the container.
     * @return void
    public function boot()
        View::composer('*', function($view) {
            $year = \App\Year::where('is_current', '1')->first();
            $camper = \App\Camper::where('email', Auth::user()->email)->first();
            $view->with('year', $year);
            $view->with('logged_in', $camper);


     * Register the service provider.
     * @return void
    public function register()

But at that point, the Auth::user() method is null. Can I "delay" the rendering of the View Composer until after that facade is available, or is there a way to get that data from another object?



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