We can use Magento default variables in layout file using

<item name="link" xsi:type="string">{{baseUrl}}</item>

I would like to create one variable in Block File & Use it. Like

protected function _prepareLayout() {

    $this->myVar = 'google.com';

    return $this;

In layout file

<item name="link" xsi:type="string">{{myVar}}</item>

Can i define & access it or i have to manage through Controller file?


Pretty sure it's possible.

What you can do first is add a protected variable to your block class:

protected $_myVar;

Then you can define a public method to retrieve this variable:

public function getMyVar()
     return $this->_myVar;

Then in your controller action method you can do the following:

$resultLayout = $this->resultFactory->create(\Magento\Framework\Controller\ResultFactory::TYPE_LAYOUT);
$block = $resultLayout->getLayout()->getBlock('block.name');
$myVar = $block->getMyVar();

Please note that you'll have to replace block.name with the name of the block declared in your layout.

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  • If i have 5-10 variables then i have to create each individual function? – Jackson Sep 13 '16 at 9:49
  • @MikeSmith it's up to you. You can also declare one single function that returns an array that contains all your variables. – Raphael at Digital Pianism Sep 13 '16 at 9:50
  • Ok got it. Instead of Controller file Can i define in Block file app\code\Custom\Module\Block\Index.php? – Jackson Sep 13 '16 at 9:53
  • @MikeSmith I'm not too sure. It will only work if the layout has been loaded and if you can access which is usually done via the action classes – Raphael at Digital Pianism Sep 13 '16 at 9:55
  • Why i'm asking so i can save that controller 3 Lines – Jackson Sep 13 '16 at 9:57

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