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  • Graham Davis 86 posts 315 karma points
    Oct 09, 2019 @ 01:39
    Graham Davis

    Migrating Custom App_Plugins from Version 7 to 8

    In version 7, we are adding our plugin to the Back Office side bar menu by:

    using umbraco.businesslogic;
    using umbraco.interfaces;
    namespace zbdpm.App_Plugins.zpmData.Umbraco.EditorTools.App_Plugins.EditorTools
        [Application("zpmData", "Local Data", "icon-server-alt", 20)]
        public class zpmData : IApplication
        { }

    In Version 8 this no longer seems to be supported. IApplication, businesslogic, and interfaces is not being found.

    How do we impement this in Version 8? Can someone point me in the right direction?


  • Shaishav Karnani from 346 posts 1623 karma points
    Oct 09, 2019 @ 06:49
    Shaishav Karnani from

    Hi Graham,

    Below article provides step by step guidelines on how to add Section in Umbraco 8.

    Hope it helps to solve your issue.



  • Graham Davis 86 posts 315 karma points
    Oct 09, 2019 @ 13:06
    Graham Davis


    Thank you so much! That got me started. If I could impose 1 more time...… Our app does not use the tree. How do I get my app to load when the user clicks the "My App" button from the umbraco menu?

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  • Graham Davis 86 posts 315 karma points
    Oct 09, 2019 @ 19:47
    Graham Davis

    Ok, I figured it out. The way to do it is to treat it as a Dashboard.

    For those interested, below is my package.manifest file.

      "sections": [
          "alias": "zpmData",
          "name": "My Data"
      "dashboards": [
          "alias": "myCustomDashboard",
          "view": "/umbraco/backoffice/Plugins/zpmData/Index",
          "sections": ["zpmData"],
          "access": [
            { "grant": "admin" }
          "weight": 10
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