i have followed the below link in order to get check if our custom layout xml file is loaded or not using the event: layout_generate_blocks_after

In the log file i just get:

2016-06-29T11:07:40+00:00 INFO (6):


which should actually load my custom layout file : catalogsearch_catalogsearch_resultcontroller.xml

Could any1 please help why my layout file is not loading.

UPDATED: LAYOUT file catalogsearch_catalogsearch_resultcontroller.xml

controller path:

  • Vendor\Module\Controller\Catalog

  • Vendor\Module\Controller\CatalogSearch

  • Vendor\Module\Controller\CatalogSearch\Result.php

  • Vendor\Module\Controller\CatalogSearch\ResultController.php


<?xml version="1.0"?>
   <page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" layout="2columns-left" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
     <referenceBlock name="catalogsearch.leftnav"><arguments>
        <argument name="setTemplate" xsi:type="string">Vendor\Module::search/filter.phtml</argument>

    <referenceBlock name="product_searchlist_toolbar">
            <argument name="template" xsi:type="string">Vendor\Module::toolbar/toolbar.phtml</argument>


Above xml was replicated from 1x code which was as :

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<layout version="0.1.0">
    <reference name="catalogsearch.leftnav">
        <action method="setTemplate">
      <reference name="content">
        <reference type="catalogsearch/result" name="search.result">
            <reference name="search_result_list">
                <reference name="product_list_toolbar">
                    <action method="setTemplate">

system.log :

Cache file with merged layout: LAYOUT_frontend_STORE1_3d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e and handles : Please correct the XML data and try again.  [] []
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    Could you please post the code of your layout file ? – Raphael at Digital Pianism Jun 29 '16 at 11:18
  • i have updated the layout file – Sushivam Jun 29 '16 at 11:35
  • layout ending tag is already there, i just forgot to give tab while adding question. and its magento1x code which i had replicated to magento2x layout file where the issue is – Sushivam Jun 29 '16 at 11:42
  • See my updated answer – Raphael at Digital Pianism Jun 29 '16 at 11:45

It is because your file is not properly named.

It should be catalogsearch_result_index.xml instead of catalogsearch_catalogsearch_resultcontroller.xml

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  • thats the magento1x xml file, which i forgot to tab while adding question...</layout> is already there. – Sushivam Jun 29 '16 at 11:39
  • But i dont have result/index in my custom module... i have the controller path as shown... should i still give catalogsearch_result_index.xml name instead, with just content replaced – Sushivam Jun 29 '16 at 11:51
  • i followed... routerfrontname_controlleraction_controllername.xml for naming the layout of my custom xml... is it rite? or should i use the default magentos catalogsearch_result_index – Sushivam Jun 29 '16 at 11:57
  • please see my system .log says in my updated answer – Sushivam Jun 29 '16 at 11:58
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    Did you ever get an answer to this? – LM_Fielding Aug 22 '16 at 10:08

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