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Scheduled or Recurring Tasks in Umbraco 9

Creating scheduled tasks or reoccurring tasks in Umbraco 9 is straight forward. In fact, I do not think there is anything special about the way Umbraco does this. It appears they just use Microsoft’s out of the box “RecurringHostedService”.

To demonstrate how to do this it is probably better to give you a code sample. Below is some example code on how to first create a very basic scheduled task and the second is how to inject this into your Umbraco 9 web application.

This is how to create a scheduled task.

using Microsoft.Extensions.Logging;
using System;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using Umbraco.Cms.Infrastructure.HostedServices;
namespace Website.Core.Events
public class ScheduledTasks : RecurringHostedServiceBase
private readonly ILogger<ScheduledTasks> _logger;
public ScheduledTasks(ILogger<ScheduledTasks> logger) : base(TimeSpan.FromMinutes(1), TimeSpan.FromMinutes(2))
_logger = logger;
public override async Task PerformExecuteAsync(object state)
string test = "test";
catch (Exception e)
_logger.LogError("exception when persisting collections: {exception}", e.ToString());

Here is how to inject your scheduled task into your application inside the startup.cs file

public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services)
#pragma warning disable IDE0022 // Use expression body for methods
services.AddUmbraco(_env, _config)
#pragma warning restore IDE0022 // Use expression body for methods

If you are looking for other ways to inject the scheduled tasks into your web application you might find this article useful 'Different Ways to Inject Events, Helpers and Services into Umbraco 9'.

Keep an eye out for my follow up articles.

1. 'How to install Hangfire in Umbraco 9'.
2. 'Creating my First Package in Umbraco 9 (Hangfire Dashboard)'

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David Armitage

.Net MVC Developer
.Net Core Developer
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