The MemberGroupService acts as a "gateway" to Umbraco data for operations which are related to Member groups, which are also known as Member Roles.

    Browse the API documentation for IMemberGroupService.

    • 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 member group service in a class that inherits from one of the Umbraco base classes (eg. SurfaceController, UmbracoApiController or UmbracoAuthorizedApiController), you can access the member group service through a local Services property:

    IMemberGroupService memberGroupService = Services.MemberGroupService;

    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 IMemberGroupService interface in your constructor:

    public class MyClass
        private IMemberGroupService _memberGroupService;
        public MyClass(IMemberGroupService memberGroupService)
            _memberGroupService = memberGroupService;

    Static accessor

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

    IMemberGroupService memberGroupService = Umbraco.Core.Composing.Current.Services.MemberGroupService;