Pass data to controller from Module.php

How can I pass data to controllers from Module class?

I need to pass data from onBootstrap method to all module controllers. What is the best way to do this. I can access controller using $e->getTarget() but don't know how to pass custom data to it. Maybe controller has storage for that?


The controller has access to the MvcEvent you can setup an event listener to attach arbitrary data to it and then fetch it within the controller.


public function onBootstrap(MvcEvent $event)
   $event->setParam('foo', 'bar');


public function fooAction() {
  $foo = $this->getEvent()->getParam('foo', false);

@JonDay suggested an event listener which would also work well.

public function onBootstrap(MvcEvent $event)
   $application  = $event->getApplication();
   $eventManager = $application->getEventManager()->getSharedManager();

   $eventManager->attach('Zend\Mvc\Controller\AbstractActionController', 'dispatch', function($event) {
      $controller = $event->getTarget();

      // Set public property
      $controller->foo = 'bar';

      // OR protected with setter


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