I'm running phpcs which is code sniffer for magento 2. and I got this error from it :

 ERROR | Use of echo language construct is discouraged.
 ERROR | Use of die language construct is discouraged. 

When I looked into the code I found that the class controller has echo and die like this :

public function execute()
        $json_encode = array();
        $itemId = (int)$this->getRequest()->getParam('item_id');
        $error = 0; $msg_error = "";
        try {
            $json_encode["sub_total_html"] = $this->_blockCart->renderTotals();
            $json_encode["items_count"] = $this->_blockCart->getQuote()->getItemsCount();

            /* render Order Total block on checkout/cart  */
            $grand_total = $this->_blockCart->displayBaseGrandtotal();
            $json_encode["grand_total_html"] = $this->_layoutFactory->create()
                        ->setData('grand_total', $grand_total)

            /* return $this->jsonResponse(); */
        } catch (\Magento\Framework\Exception\LocalizedException $e) {
            $error = 1;
            $msg_error = $e->getMessage();
           /*  return $this->jsonResponse($e->getMessage()); */
        } catch (\Exception $e) {
            $error = 1;
            $msg_error = $e->getMessage();
            /* $this->logger->critical($e);
            return $this->jsonResponse($e->getMessage()); */
        $json_encode["error"] = $error;
        $json_encode["error_msg"] = $msg_error;
        echo json_encode($json_encode);

I found somewhere that to replace echo and die use setBody() so I changed it the code above replacing echo and die like this :

    ->setHeader('Content-Type', 'application/json')

This is solution from this link

But it breaks the behavior in the front-end because I'm using Ajax. Any idea ? I also added exit at the of the setBody() but still it freezing.

Note that this code is snippet from cmsmart

1 Answer 1


Use JsonFactory class like below:

public function __construct(
    \Magento\Framework\Controller\Result\JsonFactory $resultJsonFactory
) {
    $this->resultJsonFactory        = $resultJsonFactory;

public function execute(){
    $jsonResult = $this->resultJsonFactory->create();
    return $jsonResult;

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