Every action in t3oodle controllers implemented a signal you can use to put slots in it and modify or extend extension behaviour.

Existing signals

The following signals exist:


  • list
  • show
  • vote
  • deleteOwnVote
  • resetVotes
  • showFinish
  • finish
  • new
  • createBefore
  • createAfter
  • publish
  • edit
  • updateBefore
  • updateAfter
  • delete
  • finishSuggestionMode
  • newSuggestion
  • createSuggestionBefore
  • createSuggestionAfter
  • editSuggestion
  • updateSuggestionBefore
  • updateSuggestionAfter
  • deleteSuggestion


  • Also all permissions defined in PollPermission dispatch an own signal


  • findPolls Allows you to modify query constraints

Register a slot

To register a slot, you just need to add the following PHP code in ext_localconf.php of a TYPO3 extension:

/** @var \TYPO3\CMS\Extbase\SignalSlot\Dispatcher $signalSlotDispatcher */
$signalSlotDispatcher = \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Utility\GeneralUtility::makeInstance(\TYPO3\CMS\Extbase\SignalSlot\Dispatcher::class);

Writing the slot

The method you define as slot requires all arguments, passed by dispatcher. To identify the correct arguments, search in t3oodle code for ->dispatch(__CLASS__.

For example the arguments passed to vote action slot are:

    'vote' => $vote,
    'isNew' => !$vote->getUid(),
    'settings' => $this->settings,
    'continue' => true,
    'caller' => $this

So, this is how the slot method signature must look like:

use FGTCLB\T3oodle\Domain\Model\Vote;

final class MyCustomSlots
    public function vote(\FGTCLB\T3oodle\Domain\Model\Vote $vote, bool $isNew, array $settings, bool $continue, PollPermission $caller): array
        // TODO: implement me
        return [
            'vote' => $vote,
            'isNew' => $isNew,
            'settings' => $settings,
            'continue' => $continue,
            'caller' => $caller,

Also, the slot needs to return the arguments in same order, with keys prefixed!

Continue argument

Some signals pass a continue argument, which is set to true by default.

When you set this value to false in your slot, the original code following, is not executed anymore. You can use this to prevent flash messages and redirects.