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    The content type service acts as a "gateway" to Umbraco data for operations which are related to both content types and media types.

    Browse the API documentation for IContentTypeService.

    • Namespace: Umbraco.Core.Services
    • Assembly: Umbraco.Core.dll

    All samples in this document will require references to the following dll:

    • Umbraco.Core.dll

    All samples in this document will require the following using statements:

    using Umbraco.Core;
    using Umbraco.Core.Models;
    using Umbraco.Core.Services;

    Getting the service

    Services property

    If you wish to use use the content type service in a class that inherits from one of the Umbraco base classes (eg. SurfaceController, UmbracoApiController or UmbracoAuthorizedApiController), you can access the content type service through a local Services property:

    IContentTypeService contentTypeService = Services.ContentTypeService;

    Dependency Injection

    In other cases, you may be able to use Dependency Injection. For instance if you have registered your own class in Umbraco's dependency injection, you can specify the IContentTypeService interface in your constructor:

    public class MyClass
        private IContentTypeService _contentTypeService;
        public MyClass(IContentTypeService contentTypeService)
            _contentTypeService = contentTypeService;

    Static accessor

    If neither a Services property or Dependency Injection is available, you can also reference the static Current class directly:

    IContentTypeService contentTypeService = Umbraco.Core.Composing.Current.Services.ContentTypeService;