The LocalizationService acts as a "gateway" to Umbraco data for operations which are related to Dictionary items and Languages.

Browse the API documentation for ILocalizationService.

  • Namespace: Umbraco.Cms.Core.Services

  • Assembly: Umbraco.Core.dll

All samples in this document will require references to the following dll:

  • Umbraco.Core.dll

All samples in this document will require the following using statements:

using Umbraco.Cms.Core.Services;

For Razor views:

@using Umbraco.Cms.Core.Services

Getting the service

Dependency Injection

If you wish to use the localization service in a class, you need to specify the ILocalizationService interface in your constructor:

public class MyClass
    private ILocalizationService _localizationService;

    public MyClass(ILocalizationService localizationService)
        _localizationService = localizationService;

In Razor views, you can access the localization service through the @inject directive:

@inject ILocalizationService LocalizationService


  • Retrieving languages See examples on how to retrieve languages via the localization service - either individually or as a collection.

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