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Dictionary Type

Umbraco DataType which values are based from dictionary items. An alternative for creating custom doctype as datasource for your dropdowns, checkbox list or radio buttons.


3 property editors 

1. Checkbox List

2. Radio Buttons

3. Dropdown



1. Create a parent dictionary item with it's children being the list items.

2. Add the parent dictionary key name into the Parent Dictionary Key field in the Dictionary Property Editor.

3. Add the created DataType into a DocumentType or MemberType and you'll have your child items as your choices in the list.


Using the dictionary list for other implementation


using DictionaryType.Foundation.Core.Helpers;


public class YourClass


    private readonly IDictionaryTypeHelper _dictionaryHelper;

    public YourClass(IDictionaryTypeHelper dictionaryHelper)


        _dictionaryHelper = dictionaryHelper;


    public List<SelectListItem> GetDictionaryList(string parentKey, string language = null)


        var result = new List<SelectListItem>();


        //Get the dictionary list

        var dictionaryList = _dictionaryHelper.GetDictionaryList(parentKey, language);

        if (dictionaryList != null && dictionaryList.Any())


            result.AddRange(dictionaryList.Select(x => new SelectListItem() { Value = x.Key, Text = x.Value }));



        return result;




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NuGet install instructions for Umbraco 8.0.0-8.18.14

Install-Package DictionaryType

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Romeo Cadaoas

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Previously reported to work on versions: 8.13.x, 8.12.x, 8.11.x, 8.10.x, 8.9.x, 8.8.x, 8.7.x, 8.6.x, 8.5.x, 8.4.x, 8.3.x, 8.2.x, 8.1.x, 8.0.x

Package Information

  • Package owner: Romeo Cadaoas
  • Created: 23/05/2020
  • Current version 1.0.1
  • .NET version 4.7.2
  • License MIT
  • Downloads on Our: 172
  • Downloads on NuGet: 1K
  • Total downloads : 1.2K