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How to Retrieve the Request from the Service Container

How to Retrieve the Request from the Service Container

As of Symfony 2.4, instead of injecting the request service, you should inject the request_stack service and access the Request by calling the getCurrentRequest() method:

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 AppBundle\Newsletter\NewsletterManager;
    use Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection\Reference;
    
    // ...
    $container->register('newsletter_manager', NewsletterManager::class)
        ->addArgument(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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