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Creating Events (Notifications) in Umbraco 9

The way we create events has changed somewhat from V8 to V9. First off there is new terminology. Events are not referred to as ‘Notifications’.

The good news is there wasn’t that much difference, and it didn’t take long at all to get up and running. Let me show you how with some code examples. 

This is an example of a basic Publishing Event for Umbraco 9

using Umbraco.Cms.Core.Events;
using Umbraco.Cms.Core.Notifications;
namespace Website.Core.Events
     public class PublishingEvent : INotificationHandler<ContentPublishingNotification>
          public void Handle(ContentPublishingNotification notification)
               foreach (var node in notification.PublishedEntities)
                    if (node.ContentType.Alias.Equals("contentPage"))


And here is an example how to inject an event into your application.

public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services)
     #pragma warning disable IDE0022 // Use expression body for methods
     services.AddUmbraco(_env, _config)
          .AddNotificationHandler<ContentPublishingNotification, StartupTestEvent>()
    services.AddSingleton<ISiteService, SiteService>();
    services.AddSingleton<IBlogService, BlogService>();
     #pragma warning restore IDE0022 // Use expression body for methods

There are actually a number of ways you can inject your events / notifications into an Umbraco 9 web application.

Here is a follow up article about the 'Different Ways to Inject Events, Helpers and Services into Umbraco 9'.

There is also some great document on the Umbraco website now available.


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David Armitage

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