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    Applies to Umbraco 6.2 and 7.1 and newer

    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 MemberGroupService.

    • 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

    The MemberGroupService is available through the ApplicationContext, but the if you are using a SurfaceController or the UmbracoUserControl then the MemberGroupService is available through a local Services property.


    Getting the service through the ApplicationContext:




    Deletes a given MemberGroup


    Returns a MemberGroup collection

    .GetById(int id);

    Returns a MemberGroup with a given Id

    .GetByName(string name);

    Returns a MemberGroup with a given name

    .Save(IMemberGroup group)

    Saves a MemberGroup