[TYPO3-core] Dispatch extbase extension without registering it as module.

Alexander Stehlik alexander.stehlik at gmail.com
Wed Oct 9 10:46:20 CEST 2013

Hi there,

I had this problem recently (I wanted to render a link browser tab using 
an Extbase controller) and this is how I "hacked" it (maybe someone can 
use it):

In ext_tables.php I first register a new Module:

\TYPO3\CMS\Extbase\Utility\ExtensionUtility::registerModule('Sto.' . 
$_EXTKEY, 'tools', 'person_browser', '', array('Backend' => 

Then I prevent it from appearing in the menu by removing it from the 
TBE_MODULES configuration (also in ext_tables.php):

$list = \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Utility\GeneralUtility::trimExplode(',', 
$list = 
$GLOBALS['TBE_MODULES']['tools'] = implode(',', $list);

Finally I run the module in a seperate ouput buffer in the render() method:

// Re-add module to TBE_MODULES, otherwise it will not run
$toolsBackup = $GLOBALS['TBE_MODULES']['tools'];
$GLOBALS['TBE_MODULES']['tools'] .= ',StoPersonlistPersonBrowser';


$objectManager = 
$moduleRunner = 

$result = ob_get_clean();

// After running the original configuration is restored
$GLOBALS['TBE_MODULES']['tools'] = $toolsBackup;

But the approach from the belog Extension seems to be a bit more elegant :)

Kind regards,

Am 04.10.2013 21:30, schrieb Christian Kuhn:
> On 10/04/2013 06:48 PM, Philipp Gampe wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I would like to find a proper way to call certain extbase actions from
>> the
>> backend without registering them as modules.
>> Background: http://forge.typo3.org/issues/52482 with the corresponding
>> change.
>> I do not think that registering "hidden" modules is the right approach,
> +1. This is imho an extbase bootrap issue.
> ext:belog solves a similar issue with a (happily commented) hack in
> BackendLogModuleBootstrap class.
> Regards
> Christian

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