Upgrading Umbraco UI Builder

This article shows how to manually upgrade Umbraco UI Builder to run the latest version. When upgrading Umbraco UI Builder, be sure to also consult the version specific upgrade notes to learn about potential breaking changes and common pitfalls.

Before upgrading, it is always advisable to take a complete backup of your site and database.

Get the latest version of Umbraco UI Builder

To upgrade to the latest version of Umbraco UI Builder you can use:

  • NuGet

  • Visual Studio


  • NuGet installs the latest version of the package when you use the dotnet add package Umbraco.UIBuilder command unless you specify a package version: dotnet add package Umbraco.UIBuilder --version <VERSION>

  • After you have added a package reference to your project by executing the dotnet add package Umbraco.UIBuilder command in the directory that contains your project file, run dotnet restore to install the package.

Visual Studio

  1. Go to Tools -> NuGet Package Manager -> Manage NuGet Packages for Solution... in Visual Studio, to upgrade Umbraco UI Builder:

  2. Select Umbraco.UIBuilder.

  3. Select the latest version from the Version drop-down and click Install.

  4. When the command completes, open the .csproj file to make sure the package reference is updated:

  <PackageReference Include="Umbraco.UIBuilder" Version="xx.x.x" />

If you are using one or more of the below sub-packages, they also need to be upgraded as well:



Core UI Builder functionality that doesn't require any infrastructure-specific dependencies


Infrastructure-specific project containing implementations of core UI Builder functionality


The core UI Builder logic that requires a web context


The static assets for the UI Builder presentation layer


The main logic for registering UI Builder with Umbraco


The main UI Builder package

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