Content Picker

    Alias: Umbraco.ContentPicker

    Returns: IPublishedContent

    The content picker opens a panel to pick a specific page from the content structure. The value saved is the selected nodes UDI

    Data Type Definition Example

    Content Picker Data Type Definition

    Content Example

    Content Picker Content

    MVC View Example

    Without Modelsbuilder

    @{
        IPublishedContent typedContentPicker = Model.Value<IPublishedContent>("featurePicker");
        if (typedContentPicker != null)
        {
            <p>@typedContentPicker.Name</p>
        }
    }
    

    With Modelsbuilder

    @{
        IPublishedContent typedContentPicker = Model.FeaturePicker;
        if (typedContentPicker != null)
        {
            <p>@typedContentPicker.Name</p>
        }
    }
    

    Add values programmatically

    See the example below to see how a value can be added or changed programmatically. To update a value of a property editor you need the Content Service.

    @inject IContentService Services;
    @{
        // Get access to ContentService
        var contentService = Services;
    
        // Create a variable for the GUID of the page you want to update
        var guid = Guid.Parse("32e60db4-1283-4caa-9645-f2153f9888ef");
    
        // Get the page using the GUID you've defined
        var content = contentService.GetById(guid); // ID of your page
    
        // Get the page you want to assign to the content picker 
        var page = Umbraco.Content("665d7368-e43e-4a83-b1d4-43853860dc45");
        
        // Create an Udi of the page
        var udi = Udi.Create(Constants.UdiEntityType.Document, page.Key);
    
        // Set the value of the property with alias 'featurePicker'. 
        content.SetValue("featurePicker", udi.ToString());
    
        // Save the change
        contentService.Save(content);
    }
    

    Although the use of a GUID is preferable, you can also use the numeric ID to get the page:

    @{
        // Get the page using it's id
        var content = contentService.GetById(1234); 
    }
    

    If Modelsbuilder is enabled you can get the alias of the desired property without using a magic string:

    @inject IPublishedSnapshotAccessor _publishedSnapshotAccessor;
    @{
        // Set the value of the property with alias 'featurePicker'
        content.SetValue(Home.GetModelPropertyType(_publishedSnapshotAccessor, x => x.FeaturePicker).Alias, udi.ToString());
    }