Built-in Umbraco v7+ Property Editors

    This page contains a list of all the built-in Umbraco v7+ property editors and a short description of what they do:

    Checkbox list

    Alias: Umbraco.CheckBoxList

    Displays a list of preset values as a list of checkbox controls

    Color Picker

    Alias: Umbraco.ColorPickerAlias

    Adds a list of approved colours which can be selected by clicking.

    Content Picker

    Alias: Umbraco.ContentPicker2

    The content picker allows the content editor to pick a specific node from the content structure.

    (Obsolete) Content Picker

    Alias: Umbraco.ContentPickerAlias

    Made obsolete with the release of Umbraco v7.6 the content picker allows the content editor to pick a specific node from the content structure.

    Date

    Alias: Umbraco.Date

    Displays a calendar UI for selecting dates

    Date/Time

    Alias: Umbraco.DateTime

    Displays a calendar UI for selecting dates and time

    Decimal

    Alias: Umbraco.Decimal

    A configurable number control allowing only numbers including decimals.

    Alias: Umbraco.DropDown.Flexible

    Introduced in Umbraco v 7.10. Displays a list of preset values. The content editor can select either a single or multiple values.

    (Obsolete) Dropdown list

    Alias: Umbraco.DropDown

    Made obsolete with the release of Umbraco v7.10. Displays a list of preset values. The value saved is a text value.

    (Obsolete) Dropdown list, publishing keys

    Alias: Umbraco.DropdownlistPublishingKeys

    Made obsolete with the release of Umbraco v7.10. Displays a list of preset values as a list. The value saved is a prevalue ID

    (Obsolete) Dropdown list multiple

    Alias: Umbraco.DropDownMultiple

    Made obsolete with the release of Umbraco v7.10. Displays a list of preset values where multiple can be selected. The value saved is a CSV of the text values.

    (Obsolete) Dropdown list multiple, publish keys

    Alias: Umbraco.DropdownlistMultiplePublishKeys

    Made obsolete with the release of Umbraco v7.10. Displays a list of preset values where multiple can be selected. The value saved is a CSV of prevalue ids.

    Email address

    Alias: Umbraco.EmailAddress

    A single line textbox only allowing valid email addresses.

    File upload

    Alias: Umbraco.UploadField

    Adds an upload field, which allows documents or images to be uploaded to Umbraco

    Folder Browser

    Alias: Umbraco.FolderBrowser

    Used mainly with container Media Types, the Folder Browser displays a list of thumbnail images.

    Grid Layout

    Alias: Umbraco.Grid

    New to v7.2, gives editors a grid layout editor which allows them to insert different types of content in a predefined layout.

    Image Cropper

    Alias: Umbraco.ImageCropper

    Used to crop and resize images to predefined sizes. Available from V7.1

    Label

    Alias: Umbraco.NoEdit

    Label is a non-editable control, can only be used to display a pre-set text.

    Legacy Media Picker

    Alias: Umbraco.MediaPicker

    The legacy media picker opens a simple dialogue to pick a specific media item from the media tree. The value saved is the selected media ID.

    List View

    Alias: Umbraco.ListView

    This control gives the same functionality as the standard listview, but allows you to add the listview as a control on a tab while controlling the other tabs and properties.

    Macro container

    Alias: Umbraco.MacroContainer

    The Macro container was in the early days the only built-in way to allow repeated content out of the box. It allows a content editor to add multiple blocks. Each block is one of the selected Macro's, wrapping an xslt, usercontrols or Macro Partial. Today there are other options to have repeated content like Nested Content, Grid Layout and many other controls in different packages.

    Markdown editor

    Alias: Umbraco.MarkdownEditor

    Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax. It is designed so that it can be converted to HTML. The built-in editor allow the user to use the markdown formatting options.

    The markdown editor will be interpreted by the Models Builder. Behind the scenes, Umbraco uses the Markdown NuGet package.

    Media Picker

    Alias: Umbraco.MediaPicker2

    The media picker displays the current selected media and provides the option to open the mediaPicker dialog to select existing or upload new media files. There is a setting to enable multiple media items to be selected.

    (Obsolete) Media Picker

    Alias: Umbraco.MultipleMediaPicker

    Made obsolete with the release of Umbraco v7.6 the media picker displays the current selected media and provides the option to open the mediaPicker dialog to select existing or upload new media files. There is a setting to enable multiple media items to be selected.

    Member Group Picker

    Alias: Umbraco.MemberGroupPicker

    (Obsolete)Member Picker

    Alias: Umbraco.MemberPicker

    Member Picker

    Alias: Umbraco.MemberPicker2

    Multinode Treepicker

    Alias: Umbraco.MultiNodeTreePicker2

    The multinode treepicker data type allows content editors to choose multiple nodes in the content or media trees.

    (Obsolete) Multinode Treepicker

    Alias: Umbraco.MultiNodeTreePicker

    Made obsolete with the release of Umbraco v7.6 the multinode treepicker data type allows content editors to choose multiple nodes in the content or media trees.

    Multiple Textbox

    Alias: Umbraco.MultipleTextstring

    The Multiple Textbox property editor enables a content editor to make a list of text items

    Nested Content

    Alias: Umbraco.NestedContent

    New to v7.7, the nested content property editor enables you to use Document Types as a schema for list items.

    Numeric

    Alias: Umbraco.Integer

    A configurable number control allowing only numbers.

    Radio button list

    Alias: Umbraco.RadioButtonList

    Pretty much like the name indicates this property editor enables editors to choose from list of radio buttons.

    Alias: Umbraco.RelatedLinks2

    Related Links allows an editor to easily add an array of links. These can either be internal Umbraco pages or external URLs.

    Alias: Umbraco.RelatedLinks

    Made obsolete with the release of Umbraco v7.6. Related Links editor allows an editor to easily add an array of links. These can either be internal Umbraco pages or external URLs.

    Rich Text Editor

    Alias: Umbraco.TinyMCEv3

    A tinymce based rich text editor which is highly configurable. Probably one of the most used controls in Umbraco projects.

    Slider

    Alias: Umbraco.Slider

    A slider with a number in a certain range.

    Tags

    Alias: Umbraco.Tags

    A tag control which can be controlled by a certain group of tags.

    Textarea

    Alias: Umbraco.TextboxMultiple

    A simple textarea control to input text.

    Textbox

    Alias: Umbraco.Textbox

    A normal html input text field.

    True/False

    Alias: Umbraco.TrueFalse

    A simple checkbox which saves either 0 or 1, depending on the checkbox being checked or not.

    User picker

    Alias: Umbraco.UserPicker

    The easiest way to pick a person from user backend users. See Members for front-end users.