The LocalizationService acts as a "gateway" to Umbraco data for operations which are related to Dictionary items and Languages.

    Browse the API documentation for ILocalizationService.

    • 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 localization service in a class, you need to specify the ILocalizationService interface in your constructor:

    public class MyClass
        private ILocalizationService _localizationService;
        public MyClass(ILocalizationService localizationService)
            _localizationService = localizationService;

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

    @inject ILocalizationService LocalizationService


    • Retrieving languages
      See examples on how to retrieve languages via the localization service - either individually or as a collection.