Using SPFx extension (application customizer) added JS files to all SharePoint pages (including modern pages), something like mentioned in below blog:

Step by Step Procedure to Add a JS file to all pages in a SPFx Modern Pages using SharePoint Framework Extension.

I am using some custom JavaScript logic which runs in almost all pages, I am using _spPageContextInfo object extensively, it works fine in classic pages.

In modern page I get _spPageContextInfo is undefined.

Are there any alternative ways I can get _spPageContextInfo object value using normal JavaScript in modern pages.

In SPFx we can use this.context.pageContext.legacyPageContext but not in JavaScript

  • Can you please tell us what exactly you are fetching from _spPageContextInfo in your code? Maybe we can suggest you another way to get the same in SPFx. Dec 11, 2019 at 9:17
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    _spPageContextInfo.currentLanguage, _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl, _spPageContextInfo.webServerRelativeUrl, _spPageContextInfo.listUrl, _spPageContextInfo.siteAbsoluteUrl, _spPageContextInfo.listID, are few objects
    – user4205
    Dec 11, 2019 at 9:23
  • Are you not able to use legacyPageContext in your code? Dec 11, 2019 at 9:25
  • You mean this.context.pageContext.legacyPageContext ? No, get undefined error for pageContext in javascript
    – user4205
    Dec 11, 2019 at 9:26

1 Answer 1


Try using below solutions:

Solution 1:

Use legacyPageContext to access the pageContext information:

// This is how you can access the page context info

// Retreive current user display name 

Source: Access _spPageContextInfo details in SharePoint Framework - Check the list of properties you can access using legacyPageContext.

Solution 2:

Use _spPageContextInfo under window object:

const pageContext: any = (window as any)._spPageContextInfo;

Source: SPFx Extensions - Multi-Lingual Support.

Solution 3:

  1. Get the pageContext from this.context.pageContext.legacyPageContext;.
  2. Push the whole object under window or document object.
  3. Access it from window or document.
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    Solution 2 worked for me, thanks!!
    – Alberto S.
    Jun 5, 2020 at 9:47

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