How do I implement store switcher through controllers instead of using block template to implement store view like this:

    <reference name="left">
         <block type="adminhtml/store_switcher" name="store_switcher" template="store/switcher.phtml" />

How can I implement store switch through controllers?

  • Please add more details to the question about what exactly you want to achieve with the controllers. That layout file merely generates some HTML content. – Prateek Nov 26 '15 at 10:43

In a controller you can achieve the same as the layout XML that you have provided with the following code after you have called $this->loadLayout(); but before $this->renderLayout();:

$leftBlock = $this->getLayout()->getBlock('left')
if (false != $leftBlock) {
    $storeSwitcherBlock = $this->getLayout()
        ->createBlock('adminhtml/store_switcher', 'store_switcher')
  • its not showing me store view.. – Dibyasri Nov 27 '15 at 4:55
  • Hi Dibyasri, did you ever get this to work? I'm curious to the solution you have found. – 7ochem Jan 6 '16 at 11:02

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