I created layout XML file for 2columns-left layout. I need to use two options 2columns-left and 2columns-right in system configuration. When admin selects 2columns-right it should set layout on Right side and vise versa.

How should i proceed?

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If you are doing this for a page, I assume you have a controller action for that page.
You can do this in your controller action:

namespace [Namespace]\[Module]\Controller\[Something];

class SomeAction extends \Magento\Framework\App\Action\Action 
    protected $resultPageFactory;
    protected $scopeConfig;
    public function __construct(
       \Magento\Framework\App\Action\Context $context,
       \Magento\Framework\View\Result\PageFactory $resultPageFactory,
       \Magento\Framework\App\Config\ScopeConfigInterface $scopeConfig
    ) {
        $this->resultPageFactory = $resultPageFactory;
        $this->scopeConfig = $scopeConfig;

    public function execute()
         $page = $this->resultPageFactory->create();
         $layout = $this->scopeConfig->getValue(
         if ($layout) {

I haven't tested the code, so watch out for typos.

  • Hello Marius, when i try above code, front page is blank. Why? Aug 29, 2016 at 9:50
  • 1
    try enabling the error reporting and see what's wrong
    – Marius
    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:00

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