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  • Richard Terris 273 posts 715 karma points
    Mar 17, 2014 @ 18:35
    Richard Terris

    uQuery Vs UmbracoHelper

    Hi guys,

    According to the documentation here (, I should now be using UmbracoHelper instead of uQuery, but I can't seem to find equivalent methods for things like GetNodesByType()

    Does anyone have a deeper understanding of this? The UmbracoHelper documentation doesn't seem fully fledged as yet.

    Thanks in advance,


  • Dan Lister 416 posts 1974 karma points c-trib
    Mar 17, 2014 @ 18:59
    Dan Lister

    I think you have to roll your own. Given a published content instance, you could run the following LINQ query:

    var children = node.Children.Where(n => n.Type.Equals("ChildDocTypeAlias"))
  • Andrew 3 posts 43 karma points
    Mar 17, 2014 @ 19:00

    I tend to use the typed methods, like so:

    IPublishedContent home = Umbraco.TypedContentAtRoot().FirstOrDefault();
    IEnumerable<IPublishedContent> myDocumentTypes = home.Descendants("MyDocumentType");

    Note, .Descendants is an extension of IPublishedContent in Umbraco.Web.

  • Richard Terris 273 posts 715 karma points
    Mar 17, 2014 @ 22:02
    Richard Terris

    These are both fine answers, though to be honest not something I couldn't do already.

    However, I was rather hoping there would be some equivalent methods to the uQuery methods. If you take a look at uQuery, it's now in Umbraco.Core namespace, you'll see a whole load of really useful methods such as GetNodeIdByType and others.

    The trouble with uQuery now, as far as I can tell, is that all returned objects are are of Umbraco.NodeFactory.Node type, which is now obsolete

    I have written a method which converts Node to IPublishedContent and vice versa, but this only serves to allow me to use uQuery, which I'm trying to move away from.

  • Richard Terris 273 posts 715 karma points
    Mar 17, 2014 @ 22:18
    Richard Terris

    Marking yours as the answer Andrew as it does work, but I guess the real answer to my question is that equivalent methods don't exist

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