Feature: #89244 - Broadcast Channels and Messaging

See forge#89244


It is now possible to send broadcast messages from anywhere in TYPO3 that are listened to via JavaScript.

Send a message

Any backend module may send a message using the TYPO3/CMS/Backend/BroadcastService module. The payload of such message is an object that consists at least of the following properties:

  • componentName - the name of the component that sends the message (e.g. extension name)
  • eventName - the event name used to identify the message

A message may contain any other property as necessary. The final event name to listen is a composition of "typo3", the component name and the event name, e.g. typo3:my_extension:my_event.

To send a message, the post() method has to be used.

Example code:

require(['TYPO3/CMS/Backend/BroadcastService'], function (BroadcastService) {
  const payload = {
    componentName: 'my_extension',
    eventName: 'my_event',
    hello: 'world',
    foo: ['bar', 'baz']


Receive a message

To receive and thus react on a message, an event handler needs to be registered that listens to the composed event name (e.g. typo3:my_component:my_event) sent to document.

The event itself contains a property called detail excluding the component name and event name.

Example code:

define([], function() {
   document.addEventListener('typo3:my_component:my_event', (e) => eventHandler(e.detail));

   function eventHandler(detail) {
     console.log(detail); // contains 'hello' and 'foo' as sent in the payload

Hook into $GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['SC_OPTIONS']['typo3/backend.php']['constructPostProcess'] to load a custom BackendController hook that loads the event handler, e.g. via RequireJS.

Example code:

// ext_localconf.php
    = \Vendor\MyExtension\Hooks\BackendControllerHook::class . '->registerClientSideEventHandler';

// Classes/Hooks/BackendControllerHook.php
class BackendControllerHook
    public function registerClientSideEventHandler(): void
        $pageRenderer = \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Utility\GeneralUtility::makeInstance(\TYPO3\CMS\Core\Page\PageRenderer::class);