Default Data Types
Here's a list of the default Data Types that come installed with Umbraco. There are plenty more that you can create based on the installed Property Editors.
Adds a list of approved colors. The approved colors are added as hex values by using the color picker. Optionally, you can enable labels to give the colors different names.
Displays a list of preset values as a list of checkbox controls. The preset values are modified in the Settings section under Data Types in Checkbox List where new items can be added. The value saved is a comma-separated string of prevalue IDs.
The Content Picker opens a modal to pick a specific page from the content structure. The value saved is the selected page's ID.
Displays a calendar UI for selecting date and time. The value saved is a standard DateTime value but does not contain time information.
Date Picker with time
Displays a calendar UI for selecting date and time. The value saved is a standard DateTime value.
Displays a list of preset values as a list where only a single value can be selected. The default Data Type does not contain any prevalues. The value saved is the selected value as a string.
Displays a list of preset values as a list where multiple values can be selected. The default data type does not contain any prevlaues. The value saved is a comma separated string of prevalue IDs.
Allows to upload and crop images by using a focal point. Specific crop definitions can also be added. This data type is used by default on the Image Media Type.
Image Media Picker
The Image Media Picker opens a modal to pick images from the Media tree or images from your Computer. The value saved is the selected media node UDI.
Is a non-editable control and can be used to only display the value. It can also be used in the Media section to load in values related to the node, such as width, height and file size.
There are six Label Data Types:
- Label (bigint) - Allows to save a big integer value for a Label.
- Label (datetime) - Allows to set a DateTime value for a Label.
- Label (decimal) - Allows to set a decimal value for a Label.
- Label (integer) - Allows to set an integer value for a Label.
- Label (string) - Allows to set a long string value for a Label.
- Label (time) - Allows to set time for a Label
List View - Content
This data type is used by Document Types that are set to display as list views.
List View - Media
This data type is used by Media Types that are set to display as list views.
List View - Members
This data type is used by Member Types that are set to display as list views.
The picker opens a modal to pick a specific media item from the Media tree. The value saved is the selected media node UDI.
Displays a dropdown with all the available members. A single member can be selected. The value saved is the ID of the member.
Multi URL Picker
This Data Type allows an editor to add an array of links. These can either be internal Umbraco pages external URLs or links to media in the Media section. The Data Type can be configured by limited number of links it is possible to add.
Multiple Image Media Picker
The picker opens a modal to pick multiple images from the Media tree. The value saved is a comma separated string of media node UDIs.
Multiple Media Picker
The picker opens a modal to pick multiple media items from the Media tree. The value saved is a comma separated string of media node UDIs.
A textbox to input a numeric value.
This Data type enables editors to choose from a list of radiobuttons.
The TinyMCE based WYSIWYG editor. This is the standard editor used to edit larger amount of text. The editor has a lot of settings, which can be changed on Richtext editor Data Type in the Settings section. The editor also supports TinyMCE plugins which can be controlled in the configuration file located at
In the default settings some tags such as bullet list can be used. If you want to use other tags like
h2, you need to add stylesheets.
Create child stylesheets for each tag(
h2) under a base one.
Go to "Backoffice -> Settings -> Data Types -> Richtext editor" and associate the Richtext editor with your stylesheet.
Also turn on "Style select" in the toolbar section.
An example of the stylesheet tree is as follows.
Stylesheets -IE7 -IE8 -Style -RichEdit --h1 --h2
A textbox that allows you to use multiple tags on a Document Type. You can specify a Tag Group for the data type, if you need to use Tags on different sections of your site (i.e. News, Article, Events).
A textarea provides a multi-line plain-text editing control. You can set the maximum allowed characters for the textarea and the number of rows, if any.
A normal HTML input text field.
A checkbox which saves either 0 or 1, depending on the checkbox being checked or not. A common use is to create a property with the special alias 'umbracoNaviHide' and the Data Type True/False to enable editors to hide nodes from appearing in a navigation menu.
Adds an upload field, which allows documents or images to be uploaded to Umbraco. This does not add them to the media library, they are added to the document data.
There are five Upload Data Types:
- Upload Article - Used for uploading and storing documents.
- Upload Audio - Used for uploading and storing digital audio files.
- Upload File - Used for uploading and storing different types of files in the Media section
- Upload Vector Graphics - Used for uploading and storing Scalable Vector Graphics (svg) files which are text files containing source code to draw the desired image.
- Upload Video - Used for uploading and storing video files.