DataTypeService

    The DataTypeService acts as a "gateway" to Umbraco data for operations which are related to DataTypes and DataTypeDefinitions.

    Browse the API documentation for IDataTypeService.

    • Namespace: Umbraco.Cms.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.Cms.Core.Services;
    

    For Razor views:

    @using Umbraco.Cms.Core.Services
    

    Getting the service

    Dependency Injection

    If you wish to use the data type service in a class, you need to specify the IDataTypeService interface in your constructor:

    public class MyClass
    {
        private IDataTypeService _dataTypeService;
        
        public MyClass(IDataTypeService dataTypeService)
        {
            _dataTypeService = dataTypeService;
        }
    }
    

    In Razor views, you can access the data type service through the @inject directive:

    @inject IDataTypeService DataTypeService