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Creating umbraco pages programmaticallyEdit

This is based on an original article at http://www.umbraco.org/frontpage/documentation/implementingnetcontrols/creatingumbracopagesprogrammatically.aspx

Getting StartedEdit

It's easy to create new pages programmatically using the umbraco api (businesslogic). Just make sure you reference the umbraco.dll (or if running 2.1: cms.dll and businesslogic.dll).

Here's a few lines of sample code that shows how to do it.

using umbraco.cms.businesslogic.web;
 
// The documenttype that should be used, replace 10 with the id of your documenttype

DocumentType dt = new DocumentType(10);
 
// The umbraco user that should create the document, 
// 0 is the umbraco system user, and always exists

umbraco.BusinessLogic.User u = new umbraco.BusinessLogic.User(0);
 
// The id of the parent document
 
int parent = 100;
 
// Create the document
 
Document d = Document.MakeNew("My weblog post", dt, u, parent);
 
// Add values to the generic properties of the document 
// (where bodyText is the alias of your property)

d.getProperty("bodyText").Value = "Lorem Ipsum";
 
// Set the publish status of the document and there by create a new version 

d.Publish(u); 

// Tell the runtime environment to publish this document 

umbraco.library.PublishSingleNode(d.Id);

In umbraco version 2.1, you can use the DocumentType.GetByAlias(string Alias), so you're not dependent on identifiers. This is best practice and very important in order to make your code re-usable. If you're running 2.0, make sure that the id of the documenttype can be changed from umbraco by making a public property.

Last modified on 30 July 2006, at 09:09