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A good practice in application design is making use of componentization and loose coupling. Ideally, components should have no knowledge of other components except for their interface or events. This allows reusing components over different applications or swapping out components with other implementations.

Symfony provides the EventDispatcher component that lets your application components communicate with each other by dispatching events and listening to them.

Code completion in events

In the editor, press Ctrl+Space to invoke code completion for any of the following:

  • Provide events' names to the relevant functions when dispatching or subscribing to events.

    Symfony events name completion
  • Provide events' names within an array of all events you're subscribing to, which is required for implementing EventSubscriberInterface.

    Symfony events array name completion

Code navigation in events

To navigate to the declaration of an event, place the caret at its usage and press Ctrl+B. Alternatively, Ctrl+Click the usage.

If several declarations are located, choose a specific one to navigate to from the popup menu.

Navigating to Symfony event declaration
Last modified: 17 June 2024