Member Picker

Alias: Umbraco.MemberPicker
Returns: IPublishedContent
The member picker opens a panel to pick a specific member from the member section. The value saved is of type IPublishedContent.

Data Type Definition Example

Media Picker Data Type Definition

Content Example

Member Picker Content

MVC View Example

Without Modelsbuilder

if (Model.HasValue("author"))
var member = Model.Value<IPublishedContent>("author");

With Modelsbuilder

if (Model.Author != null)
var member = Model.Author;

Add values programmatically

See the example below to see how a value can be added or changed programmatically. To update a value of a property editor you need the Content Service.
@using Umbraco.Cms.Core.Services;
@inject IContentService Services;
// Get access to ContentService
var contentService = Services;
// Create a variable for the GUID of the page you want to update
var guid = Guid.Parse("32e60db4-1283-4caa-9645-f2153f9888ef");
// Get the page using the GUID you've defined
var content = contentService.GetById(guid); // ID of your page
// Create a variable for the GUID of the member ID
var authorId = Guid.Parse("ed944097281e4492bcdf783355219450");
// Set the value of the property with alias 'author'.
content.SetValue("author", authorId);
// Save the change
Although the use of a GUID is preferable, you can also use the numeric ID to get the page:
// Get the page using it's id
var content = contentService.GetById(1234);
If Modelsbuilder is enabled you can get the alias of the desired property without using a magic string:
@using Umbraco.Cms.Core.PublishedCache;
@using Umbraco.Cms.Core;
@inject IPublishedSnapshotAccessor _publishedSnapshotAccessor;
var udi = Udi.Create(Constants.UdiEntityType.Member, authorId);
// Set the value of the property with alias 'author'
content.SetValue(Home.GetModelPropertyType(_publishedSnapshotAccessor, x => x.Author).Alias, udi);