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  • Robert 33 posts 172 karma points
    Apr 04, 2018 @ 10:56
    Robert
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    Getting selected string value of dropdown using IContentService and IContent

    I am working in the backend of umbraco with the IContentService API and I need to read the dropdown selected string value of a combo.

    I have an IContent object representing the object I am working with. I have a dropdown called "Brand" and when I do:

    var brand = content.GetValue

    it does not return the selected string value visible in the UI, rather a number, in this case 231 and I don't what this refers to or how to get the selected string value.

  • Michaël Vanbrabandt 849 posts 3291 karma points c-trib
    Apr 04, 2018 @ 10:58
    Michaël Vanbrabandt
    0

    Hi Robert,

    can you show us the complete code of where you want to access this Brand property?

    Also which version are you using of Umbraco?

    Thanks!

    /Michaël

  • Robert 33 posts 172 karma points
    Apr 04, 2018 @ 11:00
    Robert
    0

    The code is simply this:

    var brand = content.GetValue("Brand");

    //brand returns 231 but I need the selected string value of the combo

    Where content is the correct IContent object that I want to work with.

    Umbraco 7.

  • Michaël Vanbrabandt 849 posts 3291 karma points c-trib
    Apr 04, 2018 @ 11:08
    Michaël Vanbrabandt
    0

    Hi Robert,

    try this:

    var brand = content.GetValue<string>("Brand");
    

    Hope this helps!

    /Michaël

  • Robert 33 posts 172 karma points
    Apr 04, 2018 @ 11:07
    Robert
    100

    OK found the answer just need to use umbraco.GetPreValueAsString(231)

  • Nicholas Westby 1881 posts 6256 karma points c-trib
    27 days ago
    Nicholas Westby
    0

    Here's what I did on umbraco 7.14.0:

    /// <summary>
    /// Returns the value of a drop down property.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="page">
    /// The page with the drop down property.
    /// </param>
    /// <param name="propName">
    /// The name of the drop down property.
    /// </param>
    /// <returns>
    /// The drop down text value.
    /// </returns>
    private static string GetDropDownValue(IContent page, string propName)
    {
        var dtService = ApplicationContext.Current.Services.DataTypeService;
        var valueId = page.GetValue<int?>(propName);
        if (!valueId.HasValue)
        {
            return null;
        }
        return dtService.GetPreValueAsString(valueId.Value);
    }
    

    That's more just a note to myself in case I search for this again in the future.

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