The AuditService acts as a "gateway" to Umbraco data for operations which are related to the audit trail.

    Browse the API documentation for IAuditService interface.

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

    IAuditService auditService = Services.AuditService;

    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 IAuditService interface in your constructor:

    public class MyClass
        private IAuditService _auditService;
        public MyClass(IAuditService auditService)
            _auditService = auditService;

    Static accessor

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

    IAuditService auditService = Umbraco.Core.Composing.Current.Services.AuditService;