in my Controller i call

 public function execute()

        echo $this->_view->getLayout()->getBlock('productquestion_edit_tab_answerquestion')->setTemplate('Mageaddons_Productquestion::answers/edit.phtml'); die('xxx');

Get Fatal error: Call to a member function setTemplate() on boolean

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This means that you do not have a block in the layout with name 'productquestion_edit_tab_answerquestion'.

Also _view property is deprecated, please use

 /** @var \Magento\Backend\Model\View\Result\Page $resultPage */
 $resultPage = $this->resultPageFactory->create();
  • For exmaple $resultPage = $this->resultPageFactory->create(); $resultPage->getLayout()->getBlock('checkout.cart.totals');. setTemplate() is not required Commented Apr 6, 2016 at 13:10

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