$block = $this->getLayout()


$this->getLayout()->getBlock('content') returns false, I found a suggestion to use $this->loadLayout() but I get an invalid error function

  • have you put that code in controller? – kunj Aug 21 '18 at 13:15
  • It is in the constructor of a widget public function __construct( Context $context, Json $serializer, array $data = [] ) { parent::__construct($context, $data); $block = $this->getLayout() ->createBlock('Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template') ->setTemplate('MyModule_ProductTile::widget\test.phtml'); // var_dump( $this->getLayout()); $this->getLayout()->getBlock('content')->append($block); } – Borche Glafche Aug 21 '18 at 13:16

You can set something like below code:

protected $_resultPageFactory;

public function __construct(
    Context $context,
    Magento\Framework\View\Result\PageFactory $resultPageFactory

) {
    $this->_resultPageFactory = $resultPageFactory;


public function execute()

    $resultPage = $this->_resultPageFactory->create();
    $resultPage->getConfig()->getTitle()->prepend(__(' heading '));

    $block = $resultPage->getLayout()

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