How do I see which contexts are active on the page?

I can't find any ContextManager object in hook_preprocess_page().

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I figured it out: The Context module defines a service for getting the ContextManager object, which has getActiveContexts(). You can obtain it using the following code.

$activeContexts = \Drupal::service('context.manager')->getActiveContexts();

I need to read Service Container.


You can use this snippet in template_preprocess_page():

  // Pass vars to page.html.twig depending on active contexts
  $active_contexts = \Drupal::service('context.manager')->getActiveContexts();

  $vars['is_my_context_active'] = FALSE;
  foreach ($active_contexts as $context) {
    if ($context->getName() == 'my_context') {
      $vars['is_my_context_active'] = TRUE;

We've experienced a similar problem with being not aware of which contexts are applied on a current page.

We created context_active_inspector module that also uses context.manager to find active contexts and represent them as toolbar bar with links to context admin interface (if context_ui module enabled).

We would appreciate if you give a try for it, if it fits your needs. The feedback is very welcome!

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