Content

    The Content class represents a single item in the content tree, its values are fetched directly from the database, not from the cache. Notice the Content class should strictly be used for CRUD operations, not complex queries, as it is not flexible nor fast enough for this.

    All content is versioned, so on each individual change, a new version is stored. Past versions can only be retrieved from the Content api, not from the cache.

    • Namespace: Umbraco.Core.Models
    • 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.Models;
    using Umbraco.Core.Services;
    

    Constructors

    new Content(string name, IContent parent, IContentType contentType, string culture = null)

    Constructor for creating a new Content object where the necessary parameters are the name of the Content, the parent of the Content as an IContent object and the ContentType as an IContentType object for the Content being created. In addition, there is an optional parameter for the culture.

    new Content(string name, IContent parent, IContentType contentType, PropertyCollection properties, string culture = null)

    Constructor for creating a new Content object where the necessary parameters are the name of the Content, the parent of the Content as an IContent object, the ContentType as an IContentType object and a PropertyCollection for the Content being created.In addition, there is an optional parameter for the culture.

    new Content(string name, int parentId, IContentType contentType, string culture = null)

    Constructor for creating a new Content object where the necessary parameters are the name of the Content, the id of the parent as int and the ContentType as an IContentType object for the Content being created. In addition, there is an optional parameter for the culture.

    new Content(string name, int parentId, IContentType contentType, PropertyCollection properties, string culture = null)

    Constructor for creating a new Content object where the necessary parameters are the name of the Content, the id of the parent as int, the ContentType as an IContentType object and a PropertyCollection for the Content being created.In addition, there is an optional parameter for the culture.

    Properties

    .CreateDate

    Gets or Sets a DateTime object, indicating then the given Content was created.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and return CreateDate
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    return content.CreateDate;
    

    .CreatorId

    Gets or Sets the Id of the User who created the Content.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and return the Id of the Creator
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    return content.CreatorId;
    

    .ContentType

    Returns a ISimpleContentType object representing the DocumentType used by the given Content.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and return ContentType
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    return content.ContentType;
    

    .ContentTypeId

    Returns the id as an int of the ContentType object representing the DocumentType used by the given Content.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and return the Id of the ContentType
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    return content.ContentTypeId;
    

    .ContentSchedule

    Returns the ContentScheduleCollection.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and return the content schedule
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    return content.ContentSchedule;
    

    .Id

    Returns the unique Content Id as a Int, this ID is based on a Database identity field, and is therefore not safe to reference in code which are moved between different instances, use Key instead.

    .Key

    Returns the Guid assigned to the Content during creation. This value is unique, and should never change, even if the content is moved between instances.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and return the Key
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    return content.Key;
    

    .PublishedCultures

    Gets Languages of the Content as a IEnumerable<string>.

    .Level

    Gets or Sets the given Content level in the site hierarchy as an Int. Content placed at the root of the site, will return 1, content right underneath will return 2, and so on.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and return the Level
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    return content.Level;
    

    .Name

    Gets or Sets the name of the content as a String.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and return its Name
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    return content.Name;
    

    .ParentId

    Gets or Sets the parent Content Id as an Int.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and return the Id of the Parent Content
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    return content.ParentId;
    

    .Path

    Gets or Sets the path of the content as a String. This string contains a comma separated list of the ancestor Ids including the current contents own id at the end of the string.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and return the Path
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    return content.Path;
    

    .Properties

    Gets or Sets the PropertyCollection object, which is a collection of Property objects. Each property corresponds to a PropertyType, which is defined on the ContentType.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and loop through all Properties
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    foreach (var property in content.Properties)
    {
        string alias = property.Alias;
        object value = property.GetValue();
    
    }
    

    .Published

    Returns a Bool indicating whether the given Content is published and available on the website or not. Notice: the published flag does not check the current in-memory cache, so this flag is not a guarantee that the Content is/is not available in the cache and the frontend of the website.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and return Published
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    return content.Published;
    

    .PublishDate

    If set, returns DateTime indicating when the Content should be published and made available on the website and cache.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and set the release date to 4 days from now
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    return content.PublishDate
    

    .SortOrder

    Returns the given Content index, compared to sibling content.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and return its SortOrder
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    return content.SortOrder;
    

    .PublishedState

    Returns a PublishedState enum with the status of the Content being either Unpublished, Published, Publishing, Unpublishing.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and return its Status
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    return content.PublishedState;
    

    .TemplateId

    Gets or sets the template id used to render the content.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and return its Template
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    return content.TemplateId;
    

    .Trashed

    Returns a Bool indicating whether the given Content is currently in the recycle bin.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and return Trashed
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    return content.Trashed;
    

    .UpdateDate

    Gets or Sets a DateTime object, indicating when the given Content was last updated.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and return UpdateDate
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    return content.UpdateDate;
    

    .VersionId

    Returns the current Version Id as a int, for each change made to a content item, its values are stored under a new Version. This version is identified by a int.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and return its Version
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    return content.VersionId;
    

    .WriterId

    Gets or Sets the Id of the User who made the latest edit on the Content.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and return the Id of the Writer
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    return content.WriterId;
    

    Methods

    .GetCreatorProfile(IUserService userService)

    Gets the IProfile object for the Creator of this Content, which contains the Id and Name of the User who created this Content item.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and get the `IProfile` of the Creator
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    var profile = content.GetCreatorProfile(userService);
    var id = profile.Id;
    string name = profile.Name;
    

    .GetValue(string propertyTypeAlias)

    Gets the value of a Property as an Object.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and get a value by alias
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    object value = content.GetValue("bodyText");
    string text = value as string;
    

    .GetValue< TPassType >(string propertyTypeAlias)

    Gets the value of a Property as the defined type 'TPassType'.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and get a value by alias while specifying the return type
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    string value = content.GetValue<string>("bodyText");
    

    .GetWriterProfile(IUserService userService)

    Gets the IProfile object for the Writer of this Content, which contains the Id and Name of the User who last updated this Content item.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and get the `IProfile` of the Writer
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    var profile = content.GetWriterProfile(userService);
    var id = profile.Id;
    string name = profile.Name;
    

    .HasProperty(string propertyTypeAlias)

    Returns a Bool indicating whether the Content object has a property with the supplied alias.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and check if certain properties exist
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    bool tagsExists = content.HasProperty("myTagProperty");
    bool bodyTextExists = content.HasProperty("bodyText");
    

    .SetValue(string propertyTypeAlias, object value)

    Sets the value of a property by its alias.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id, set a few values
    // and saves the Content through the `ContentService`
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    content.SetValue("bodyText", "This text will be added to by RTE field");
    content.SetValue("date", DateTime.Now);
    contentService.Save(content);
    

    .ToXml(IEntityXmlSerializer serializer)

    Returns an XElement containing the Content data, based off the latest changes. Is used when the published content is sent to the in-memory xml cache.

    // Given a `ContentService` object get Content by its Id and returns the xml
    var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
    XElement xml = content.ToXml(serializer);
    return xml;