In this tutorial, you will learn how to retrieve a CMS page in code using Umbraco 8. Umbraco 8 introduced a big change in its core helpers. Gone are the days of accessing UmbracoContext and the front-end cache through a singleton helper class. Accessing UmbracoContext is now done with constructor injection.


There are a few different ways of getting data out of the CMS in V8. One useful and new approach is to use the IUmbracoContextFactory. When Umbraco boots up, it will run all the necessary set-up code in the background so its core services can be accessed using dependency injection. This means accessing the core helpers is extremely easy. The IUmbracoContextFactory can be injected into a controller - or a custom class - like so:

After having access to 'IUmbracoContextFactory', you can get access to a page within the content-tree, like so:

If you do not have the page ID, you can also get access to pages by its the content type instead, like so:

If you do not know the content type ID. You can also content by content type using the Alias. If you are using ModelsBuilder you can get access to an alias like this contentType.Alias:

Slightly bypassing good Umbraco 8 practices, if you are within your code and you need access to the current page, you can do this:

Using these techniques, you should be able to get a reference to any page that has been created within the Umbraco tree. Happy coding!