Feature: #97231 - PSR-14 Events for modifying inline element controls

See Issue #97231


The new PSR-14 Events \TYPO3\CMS\Backend\Form\Event\ModifyInlineElementEnabledControlsEvent and \TYPO3\CMS\Backend\Form\Event\ModifyInlineElementControlsEvent have been introduced, which serve as a more powerful and flexible replacement for the now removed hook $GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['SC_OPTIONS']['t3lib/class.t3lib_tceforms_inline.php']['tceformsInlineHook'].

The \TYPO3\CMS\Backend\Form\Event\ModifyInlineElementEnabledControlsEvent is called before any control markup is generated. It can be used to enable or disable each control. With this event it’s therefore possible to e.g. enable a control, which is disabled in TCA, only for some use case.

The \TYPO3\CMS\Backend\Form\Event\ModifyInlineElementControlsEvent is called after the markup for all enabled controls has been generated. It can be used to either change the markup of a control, to add a new control or to completely remove a control.


Previously the deprecated hook interface InlineElementHookInterface required hook implementations to implement both methods renderForeignRecordHeaderControl_preProcess() and renderForeignRecordHeaderControl_postProcess() even if only one was used. This is now resolved since listeners can be registered only for the needed PSR-14 Event.


Registration of the Event in your extensions’ Services.yaml:

    - name: event.listener
      identifier: 'my-package/backend/modify-enabled-controls'
      method: 'modifyEnabledControls'
    - name: event.listener
      identifier: 'my-package/backend/modify-controls'
      method: 'modifyControls'

The corresponding event listener class:

use TYPO3\CMS\Backend\Form\Event\ModifyInlineElementEnabledControlsEvent;
use TYPO3\CMS\Backend\Form\Event\ModifyInlineElementControlsEvent;
use TYPO3\CMS\Core\Imaging\Icon;
use TYPO3\CMS\Core\Imaging\IconFactory;
use TYPO3\CMS\Core\Utility\GeneralUtility;

class MyEventListener {

    public function modifyEnabledControls(ModifyInlineElementEnabledControlsEvent $event): void
        // Enable a control depending on the foreign table
        if ($event->getForeignTable() === 'sys_file_reference' && $event->isControlEnabled('sort')) {

    public function modifyControls(ModifyInlineElementControlsEvent $event): void
        // Add a custom control depending on the parent table
        if ($event->getElementData()['inlineParentTableName'] === 'tt_content') {
            $iconFactory = GeneralUtility::makeInstance(IconFactory::class);
                '<a href="/some/url" class="btn btn-default t3js-modal-trigger">' . $iconFactory->getIcon('my-icon-identifier', Icon::SIZE_SMALL)->render() . '</a>'


Available Methods

The below list describes all specific methods for the ModifyInlineElementEnabledControlsEvent:

Method Parameters Description
enableControl() $identifier Enable a control, if it exists. Returns whether the control could be enabled.
disableControl() $identifier Disable a control, if it exists. Returns whether the control could be disabled.
hasControl $identifier Whether a control exists for the given identifier.
isControlEnabled() $identifier Returns whether the control is enabled. Will also return FALSE in case no control exists for the requested identifier.
getControlsState() $identifier Returns all controls with their state (enabled or disabled).
getEnabledControls()   Returns only the enabled controls.

The below list describes all specific methods for the ModifyInlineElementControlsEvent:

Method Parameters Description
getControls()   Returns all controls with their markup.
setControls() $controls Overwrite the controls.
getControl() $identifier Returns the markup for the requested control.
setControl() $identifier $markup Set a control with the given identifier and markup. Overwrites an existing control with the same identifier.
hasControl() $identifier Returns whether a control exists for the given identifier.
removeControl() $identifier Removes a control from the inline element. Returns whether the control could be disabled.

The below list describes all common methods both events provide:

Method Description
getElementData() Returns the whole element data.
getRecord() Returns the current record of the controls are created for.
getParentUid() Returns the uid of the parent (embedding) record (uid or NEW…).
getForeignTable() Returns the table (foreign_table) the controls are created for.
getFieldConfiguration() Returns the TCA configuration of the inline record field.
isVirtual() Returns whether the current records is only virtually shown and not physically part of the parent record.


The main advantages of the new PSR-14 Events are an increased amount of available information, the object-orientated approach as well as the new built-in convenience features.

Additionally, it’s no longer necessary to implement empty methods, required by the interface.