I want to use service container inside my class so I have this this:

class SomeController extends ControllerBase {

  protected $entityTypeManager;
  protected $requestStack;

  public function __construct(EntityTypeManagerInterface $entityTypeManager,RequestStack $requestStack){
    $this->entityTypeManager = $entityTypeManager;
    $this->requestStack = $requestStack;

  public static function create(ContainerInterface $container) {
    return new static(

  public function content() {
    $testEntityTypeManager = $this->entityTypeManager->getStorage('node')->getQuery();
    $testRequest = $requestStack->getCurrentRequest();
    //do something with these...


What I wanted to do here is create a container for EntityTypeManager and RequestStack. Now phpStorm is giving me a warning regarding public static function create(ContainerInterface $container) and it says Method call uses 2 parameters, but method signature uses 1 parameters and I can't use it in my method content().

$testEntityTypeManager and $testRequest are just examples with which I would do something else but even now it doesn't work and phpStorm tells me getCurrentRequest().

Sure I can use them statically but that is not what I'm trying to achieve here. Any push in right direction is appreciated!

  • The method name should be __construct and not __constructor
    – Kevin
    Nov 18, 2019 at 21:15
  • @kevin Thanks! PhpStorm still showing same warning.
    – Budala1
    Nov 18, 2019 at 21:34
  • You have a MYMODULE.services.yml?
    – leymannx
    Nov 18, 2019 at 21:49
  • 2
    A controller receives the request as argument content(Request $request) and $entityTypeManager is already provided through the base class. It's unclear what you are trying to achieve, but if you want to have a clean controller class with proper DI then don't extend ControllerBase, only implement ContainerInjectionInterface.
    – 4uk4
    Nov 18, 2019 at 22:17
  • 2
    OK, then don't start with this container factory thing, you rarely need this. Use the base class as it is or build a service and inject via mymodule.services.yml, which you can use as controller, too, see drupal.org/docs/8/api/routing-system/structure-of-routes
    – 4uk4
    Nov 18, 2019 at 23:01

1 Answer 1


The error:

Method call uses 2 parameters, but method signature uses 1

Your create() method is defined to only receive a single argument, $container. This must be a debugger in PHPStorm giving you this output, because what it is saying is that the code calling SomeController::create() is passing two arguments. So the second is getting lost. Your problem is likely stemming from that, and probably means one of two things:

  1. The code calling the create() function is mistakenly passing a second value, or
  2. Your create() function needs to be re-defined to catch the second argument, and do something with it.

ControllerBase::create only expects a single argument, $container, and since your function defines that, I'd guess the more likely culprit is the calling function passing an unnecessary argument (#1 above). However, if the passed variable is necessary for some reason, SomeController::create() can be redefined to catch an optional argument:

public function create(ContainerInteface $container, $additional_param1 = NULL) {
  if (is_null($additional_param1)) {
    throw new \Exception('$additional_param_1 is required');

  // Continue as normal.

  • It's also possible this persons code had no use statements. Since they are extending ControllerBase, I am not sure how the above scenario could happen unless there is custom code not mentioned overriding some core definition.
    – Kevin
    Nov 19, 2019 at 2:10
  • Good addition. I’ll update my reply
    – Jaypan
    Nov 19, 2019 at 2:23
  • @Jaypan Thanks! This works. I already had correct use statements.
    – Budala1
    Nov 19, 2019 at 8:39
  • If my answer fixed your problem, please mark it as the correct answer. Thank you.
    – Jaypan
    Nov 19, 2019 at 9:02

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