I am trying to override Block \Magento\Directory\Block\Data with following method getCountryHtmlSelect() with following script, but it's not executing.


<?xml version="1.0"?> 
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:ObjectManager/etc/config.xsd"> 
    <preference for="Magento\Directory\Block\Data" type="Magenticians\Modulecontact\Block\Data" /> 


namespace Magenticians\Modulecontact\Block;

use Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template;

class Data extends \Magento\Directory\Block\Data

    public function getCountryHtmlSelect($defValue = null, $name = 'country_id', $id = 'country', $title = 'Country')

    public function test()
  • Can you tell me where is your di.xml file avilable? Jan 22, 2018 at 12:35

1 Answer 1


Seems your class has no closing brace. It can cause an error. Additional do not forget to clean cache and remove all files in the var/generation or generated directory (from Magento root) or just run bin/magento setup:di:compile.

You can check the code using next script in the root of Magento:

Create file testsomething.php:

use Magento\Framework\App\Bootstrap;
require __DIR__ . '/app/bootstrap.php';

$bootstrap = Bootstrap::create(BP, $_SERVER);

$obj = $bootstrap->getObjectManager();

$state = $obj->get('Magento\Framework\App\State');

$block = $obj->get('\Magento\Directory\Block\Data');
echo get_class($block);

How can I bootstrap Magento 2 in a test.php script?

Open this file in the browser (http://yormagentohost.com/testsomething.php). Result should looks like this:


I tested this code locally and for me it works fine.

  • i done all things and i am able to override different block classes expect this
    – Ramesh
    Jan 22, 2018 at 12:37
  • Maybe some other module overwriten this class too? Check what is returned by a `get_class' function in the template or somewhere else where you can access the block object. I'll update my answer. Jan 22, 2018 at 12:55
  • your code is useful, it showing my overrider class but method not applying
    – Ramesh
    Jan 22, 2018 at 13:42
  • @Ramesh where you checking the overwriten class on the frontend? Jan 22, 2018 at 13:47
  • @sergey..yes on fontend
    – Ramesh
    Jan 22, 2018 at 15:33

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