In magento 1 I can get module name using below code:


How can I get module name in helper magento 2?

  • 4
    In what context do you execute that code? Controller? Block? Helper?... Please improve your question.
    – Vinai
    May 7, 2016 at 10:32
  • @Vinai i am trying to get module name in observer and helper file May 7, 2016 at 10:39

4 Answers 4


You can still do that in M2.

$this->_getModuleName() would still work, provided your helper class extends \Magento\Framework\App\Helper\AbstractHelper (which most of the time it should, anyway).

PS: As for fetching the module name in observers, that's a different story. One which needs more details. Or another question even. Do you want to get the module of the current observer? You could implement something similar to what \Magento\Framework\App\Helper\AbstractHelper::_getModuleName() does.

  • this should be accepted solution Jun 6, 2016 at 8:23

Try following code:

echo $moduleName = $this->getRequest()->getModuleName(); 
  • Thanks for your reply but not working May 7, 2016 at 10:28
  • From request it's possible inside Controller or Observer class I think, but not Helper Jun 6, 2016 at 8:24
  • If you add that model in helper you will be able to call it in helper too
    Jun 6, 2016 at 8:48
public function __construct (
     \Magento\Framework\App\Request\Http $request,
) {   
     $this->_request = $request;

To get module name :

public function getModuleName()
     return $this->_request->getModuleName();

If you want to get module name at block class then you can get and that block class have Magento\Framework\View\Context; class object then using getModuleName(),you will get module name

  • I am trying to get module name in observer and helper of my custom module May 7, 2016 at 10:39

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