Deprecation: #99564 - Deprecated BackendUtility::getDropdownMenu()¶
been marked deprecated and should no longer be used.
Calling the method will raise a deprecation level log error and will stop working with TYPO3 v13.
The method may be used in extensions that add backend modules. The extension scanner finds usages with a strong match.
BackendUtility::getDropdownMenu() is a helper method that renders a
select dropdown and is typically used to trigger a
GET request when
the user selects an option.
In general, such HTML should not be generated by PHP, but by Fluid templating. The method is thus typically used by old school backend modules that have not or only partially been transferred to Fluid, improving the controller-view separation.
The most simple and ugly migration is to copy the method to an own controller
that consumes the method. The better solution is to add the arguments as variables
to the Fluid template and render the dropdown in Fluid. This should be a pretty
straight transition as well and typically avoids another
Note that requests send by these dropdowns should switch from
case they change the server state (e. g. changing records) along the way: State changing
requests should be restricted to POST as an additional security measure, and to
not violate the HTTP protocol. The TYPO3 Core comes with more and more examples
on how to handle this properly. For instance, all drop downs and checkbox toggles
tstemplate extension (Site Management > TypoScript backend module)
have been changed to do this and can be studied on how to trigger immediate
POST actions when clicking such elements.