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Check if the specific service provider is loaded or not in Laravel

Sometimes, you want to load some stuff based on the fact that the certain service provider is loaded in the providers array of config/app.php or not.

'providers' => [
    // Other Service Providers


For instance, if you’re using some third-party package and want to display certain things if and only if the service provider of that package is loaded.

Fortunately, there’s a helper method available in Laravel that lets you do just that. This PR adds a method isProviderLoaded() in src/Illuminate/Foundation/Application.php which lets you check if the given service provider is loaded or not like so.

if ($app->isProviderLoaded(OptionalServiceProvider::class)) {
    // Do something

if (! $app->isProviderLoaded(RequiredServiceProvider::class)) {
    // Throw exception

Really handy for the aforementioned reasons! The same method is available there in Lumen as well.

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