I feel like it should be easier to find this stuff out. I'm trying to pass some data from a form submission to a controller, and do something based on that data. What is the most Drupal way to do this (i.e. without accessing the request object directly)?

The form in a custom module that extends FormBase has this method.

public function submitForm(array &$form, FormStateInterface $form_state) {
    $var_to_send = $form_state->getValue('val_to_get'); 
    $form_state->setRedirect('my.route', [ 'sent_var' => $var_to_send ]);

In this case, my.route is configured like this.

    _controller: '\Drupal\custom_module\Controller\MyController::index'

I have the following method in \Drupal\custom_module\Controller\MyController.php.

public function index() {
    $params = \Drupal::request()->query->all();

This page says that what I'm doing is highly discouraged. So how should I access URL parameters in a controller?

1 Answer 1


In a route callback like a controller you can pull the request with a typed function parameter:

use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Request;

  public function index(Request $request) {
    $query_parameters = $request->query->all();


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