How to get the image in the controller or helper. For example, the path of images folder:


Use below code for getting image url in view

<img src="<?php echo $this->getViewFileUrl('Vendor_Module::images/image.png'); ?>" />


<?php echo $block->getViewFileUrl('images/demo.jpg'); ?>
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    This answer is nice and simple. The first option worked for me. May 31 '17 at 16:16
  • how to get in controller file? Nov 26 '19 at 12:42

To get Image Path in your Helper or Controller, you need to use

use Magento\Framework\View\Asset\Repository;
use Magento\Framework\App\RequestInterface; // for $this->request

in your file.
Once you add the repository and create object assetRepo & request, call image path with function,

$params = array('_secure' => $this->request->isSecure());
$this->assetRepo->getUrlWithParams('Nitesh_Module::images/image.png', $params);

Refer to vendor\magento\module-payment\Model\CcConfig.php::getViewFileUrl($fileId, array $params = []) function


To get correct image paths for Setup scripts, API calls and Cronjobs, you will require to add emulation like below to get correct image paths.

public function __construct(
    \Magento\Framework\View\Asset\Repository $assetRepo,
    \Magento\Framework\App\RequestInterface $request,
    \Magento\Store\Model\App\Emulation $appEmulation
    $this->assetRepo = $assetRepo;
    $this->request = $request;
    $this->appEmulation = $appEmulation;

public FunctionName($param){
    $this->appEmulation->startEnvironmentEmulation($storeId, \Magento\Framework\App\Area::AREA_FRONTEND, true);

    $params = array('_secure' => $this->request->isSecure());
    $this->assetRepo->getUrlWithParams('Nitesh_Module::images/image.png', $params);


Reference: https://magento.stackexchange.com/a/297121/2443

  • Error comes -> Notice: Undefined property: ...::$request in
    – Nitesh
    Feb 7 '17 at 7:10
  • got it from your reference ty
    – Nitesh
    Feb 7 '17 at 7:20
  • Thanks alot man. Its really helpful to getting image url.
    – Nitesh
    Feb 7 '17 at 7:29
  • @Jaimin, this is not working in recurringData.php, have u tried there? Nov 27 '19 at 10:32
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    @JaiminSutariya, Yes. I'm trying in RecurringData.php, where i set Area_code as Global, so the Url is forming with _view/global which is not working, you may try once with RecurringData.php , then u you will get the idea about the issue Nov 27 '19 at 13:04

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