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How to Retrieve the Request from the Service Container

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How to Retrieve the Request from the Service Container

Whenever you need to access the current request in a service, you can either add it as an argument to the methods that need the request or inject the request_stack service and access the Request by calling the getCurrentRequest() method:

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namespace AppBundle\Newsletter;

use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\RequestStack;

class NewsletterManager
{
    protected $requestStack;

    public function __construct(RequestStack $requestStack)
    {
        $this->requestStack = $requestStack;
    }

    public function anyMethod()
    {
        $request = $this->requestStack->getCurrentRequest();
        // ... do something with the request
    }

    // ...
}

Now, just inject the request_stack, which behaves like any normal service:

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    # src/AppBundle/Resources/config/services.yml
    services:
        newsletter_manager:
            class:     AppBundle\Newsletter\NewsletterManager
            arguments: ["@request_stack"]
    
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    <!-- src/AppBundle/Resources/config/services.xml -->
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
    <container xmlns="http://symfony.com/schema/dic/services"
        xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
        xsi:schemaLocation="http://symfony.com/schema/dic/services http://symfony.com/schema/dic/services/services-1.0.xsd">
    
        <services>
            <service
                id="newsletter_manager"
                class="AppBundle\Newsletter\NewsletterManager"
            >
                <argument type="service" id="request_stack"/>
            </service>
        </services>
    </container>
    
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    // src/AppBundle/Resources/config/services.php
    use Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection\Definition;
    use Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection\Reference;
    
    // ...
    $container->setDefinition('newsletter_manager', new Definition(
        'AppBundle\Newsletter\NewsletterManager',
        array(new Reference('request_stack'))
    ));
    

Tip

If you define a controller as a service then you can get the Request object without injecting the container by having it passed in as an argument of your action method. See The Request object as a Controller Argument for details.

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