Feature: #99118 - PSR-14 event to define whether files are selectable

See forge#99118


A new PSR-14 event \TYPO3\CMS\Backend\ElementBrowser\Event\IsFileSelectableEvent has been introduced. It allows to define whether a file can be selected in the file browser. Previously, this was only possible by overriding the \TYPO3\CMS\Backend\ElementBrowser\FileBrowser->fileIsSelectableInFileList() method via an XCLASS.

The event features the following methods:

  • getFile(): Returns the \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Resource\FileInterface in question

  • isFileSelectable(): Whether the file is allowed to be selected

  • allowFileSelection(): Allow selection of the file in question

  • denyFileSelection(): Deny selection of the file in question


The fileIsSelectableInFileList() method allowed to access the image dimensions (width and height) via the second parameter $imgInfo. Those information however can be retrieved directly from the FileInterface in a more convenient way using the getProperty() method. Therefore, the new Event does not provide this parameter explicitly.

Registration of the event in your extension's Services.yaml:

    - name: event.listener
      identifier: 'my-package/backend/modify-file-is-selectable'

The corresponding event listener class:

use TYPO3\CMS\Backend\ElementBrowser\Event\IsFileSelectableEvent;

final class MyEventListener {

    public function __invoke(IsFileSelectableEvent $event): void
        // Deny selection of "png" images
        if ($event->getFile()->getExtension() === 'png') {


It is now possible to decide whether a file can be selected in the file browser, using an improved PSR-14 approach instead of cross classing.