Magento 2 Create Custom Event and Observer Programmatically

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To Create custom event and observer is very simple.

With the help of Event name, Magento 2 Supports in Creating Custom Event Observer.

First you have to create module.

You can create custom event in exist module.

In the next step, under your module define event using the method called dispatch() method and events.xml file.

With the help of Observer Class, You can handle the Events data.

Our next step is the Definition of dispatch() method to create custom Event

public function dispatch($eventName, array $data = []);

Parameter detail information :

$eventName: The dispatch method is get called with $eventName is your custom event name.
$data: It specifies an array to get value inside the Observer class.

After the declaration of event is done.

Next step is to define events using the events.xml file.

For Event list you can check Full List of all events in Magento 2.

As per your requirement you can define your events in events.xml file.

There are five type of Location where you can define your events.xml file are as follow.

  1. Global:
    Inside etc/ the folder is the configuration that is used for both admin and frontend.
  2. Frontend area:
    Inside etc/ frontend folder which is used for the frontend area.
  3. Back End :
    Inside etc/ adminhtml folder which is used for the admin area.
  4. REST API Events:
    Inside etc/ webapi_rest folder which is used for the REST API area.
  5. SOAP API Events:
    Inside etc/ webapi_soap folder which is used to the SOAP API area.

Now main important point is to Create a Simple Module to define Custom Event with Magento 2 Way.

First Step : Dispatch Event with the help of Controller

Now create a custom event for our module with the help of the Controller file.

To do this we need to first define event.

Below is the code snippet from which you can understand.

Module Name: Techone_CustomEvent.

Create file name index with the path app/code/Techone/CustomEvent/Controller/Index/Index.php

namespace Techone\CustomEvent\Controller\Index;

use Magento\Framework\DataObject;
use Magento\Framework\App\Action\Action;

class Index extends Action
    public function execute()
        $customData = new DataObject(['record_id' => '10001', 'name' => 'record_name']);

        // define custom event name with array data
                'record' => $customData

Our Custom Event Name is techone_custom_event_observer event.

You can also create a custom event using Plugin.

Plugin with controller execute method.

Then You need to define $_eventManager using the ManagerInterface class file path is Magento\Framework\Event\ManagerInterface.

Below is code snippet for it.

use Magento\Framework\Event\ManagerInterface as EventManager;

 * @var EventManager
private $_eventManager;

public function __construct(
    EventManager $eventManager
) {
    $this->_eventManager = $eventManager;

public function aroundExecute(Classname $subject, callable $proceed)
            'record' => $customData
    $result = $proceed();
    return $result;

Second Step : Magento 2 Create Custom Event

Create a event file with the file path : app/code/Techone/CustomEvent/etc/events.xml

Below is code snippet from which you can understand easily.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi=""
    <event name="techone_custom_event_observer">
        <observer name="your_observer_name"

The attribute "name" is our custom event.
The name "instance" is a class name, where we have to handle events

Third Step : Magento 2 Create Custom Event

Create Observer file with the file path app/code/Techone/CustomEvent/Observer/GetRecord.php to handle our event with execute() methods.

Below is code snippet.

namespace Techone\CustomEvent\Observer;

use Magento\Framework\Event\Observer;
use Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface;

class GetRecord implements ObserverInterface
    public function execute(Observer $observer)
        $recordData = $observer->getEvent()->getRecord();
        $recordId = $recordData->getRecordId(); //get record id
        $name = $recordData->getName(); //get record name

        return $this;

Using a $observer argument, You can fetch Event Data.

As we have passed 'record' array using our custom event.

Next step is to capture that record data under the observer class.

After this run the below command.

bin/magento cache:clear

Conclusion :

Now we have done with point of Magento 2 Create Custom Event and Observer Programmatically

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