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What is the best way to render media (image) in a template using Umbraco 8? I can't get it to work and the documentation doesn't say much about it for version 8. At the moment I've tried:
Which returns an object called:
When trying to get the URL of that image I get an error. I've tried getting the URL using: nieuwsItem.Value("artikelAfbeelding").Url; which returns an error. I presume this has to do with the new ModelBuilder in Umbraco 8, but I can't figure it out.
Is there any documentation that specifies how this should be done?
I've found the solution for my problem. I forgot to cast the value as an IPublishedContent item:
var image = nieuwsItem.Value<IPublishedContent>("artikelAfbeelding");
After that I can call the URL like so:
Maybe this is useful to somebody someday!
This was useful to me - thank you!
And to me as well :-)
Out of curiosity - where does nieuwsItem come from? Because depending on how you get the data, there's the option of getting the content item as a proper ModelsBuilder based object which makes the code simpler and easier to read.
I think that nieuwsItem is model.
I have used the following and it works.
@using ContentModels = Umbraco.Web.PublishedModels;
Layout = "master.cshtml";
var image = Model.Value<IPublishedContent>("logo");
<img src="@image.Url" width="250" height="204" alt="@Model.Value("Name") logo" />
The reason I ask is that I'd like for us to work on making templating with Umbraco simpler and easier to understand, so when I see questions like these it's clear to me that we can do better.
My dream is that no matter the skill level of a developer, it should be intuitive to create templates and query data in Umbraco. This might involve different techniques for different types of people, but ultimately it should lead to the same code (thus the difference should be in the tooling - not the syntax).
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