PHP SDK Version
5.0.0

FacebookClient service class for the Facebook SDK for PHP

The Facebook\FacebookClient service class juggles the dependencies needed to make requests to the Graph API.

Facebook\FacebookClient

You most likely won't be working with the Facebook\FacebookClient service directly if you're using the Facebook\Facebook super service class, but if you have a highly customized environment, you might need to send requests with an instance of Facebook\FacebookClient.

You can grab an instance of a Facebook\FacebookClient service, from the Facebook\Facebook super service class.

$fb = new Facebook\Facebook([/* */]);
$fbClient = $fb->getClient();

Alternatively you could instantiate a new Facebook\FacebookClient service directly.

$fbClient = new Facebook\FacebookClient($httpClientHandler, $enableBeta = false);

The Graph API has a number of different base URL's based on what request you want to send. For example, if you wanted to send requests to the beta version of Graph, you'd need to send requests to https://graph.beta.facebook.com instead https://graph.facebook.com. And if you wanted to upload a video, that request would need to be sent to https://graph-video.facebook.com.

The Facebook\FacebookClient service takes the guess-work out of managing those base URL's by automatically sending your requests to the proper URL.

Instance Methods

getHttpClientHandler()

public Facebook\HttpClients\FacebookHttpClientInterface getHttpClientHandler()

Returns the instance of Facebook\HttpClients\FacebookHttpClientInterface that the service is using.

setHttpClientHandler()

public setHttpClientHandler(Facebook\HttpClients\FacebookHttpClientInterface $client)

If you've coded your own HTTP client to the Facebook\HttpClients\FacebookHttpClientInterface, you can inject it into the service using this method.

enableBetaMode()

public enableBetaMode(boolean $enable = true)

Tells the service to send requests to the beta URL's which include https://graph.beta.facebook.com and https://graph-video.beta.facebook.com.

sendRequest()

public Facebook\FacebookResponse sendRequest(Facebook\FacebookRequest $request)

Sends a non-batch request to Graph.

Takes a Facebook\FacebookRequest and sends it to the Graph API in the proper application/x-www-form-urlencoded or multipart/form-data encoded format.

Returns the response from Graph in the form of a Facebook\FacebookResponse.

If there was an error processing the request before sending, a Facebook\Exceptions\FacebookSDKException will be thrown.

If an error response from Graph was returned, a Facebook\Exceptions\FacebookResponseException will be thrown.

sendBatchRequest()

public Facebook\FacebookBatchResponse sendBatchRequest(Facebook\FacebookBatchRequest $batchRequest)

Sends a batch request to Graph.

Takes a Facebook\FacebookBatchRequest and sends it to the Graph API in the proper application/x-www-form-urlencoded or multipart/form-data encoded format.

Returns the response from Graph in the form of a Facebook\FacebookBatchResponse.

If there was an error processing the request before sending, a Facebook\Exceptions\FacebookSDKException will be thrown.

If an error response from Graph was returned, a Facebook\Exceptions\FacebookResponseException will be thrown.