Sitecore item languages

This is my fourth post in a series about creating .NET extension methods on a Sitecore item. I love extension methods and have been using them to wrap common operations on Sitecore items since they were introduced in .NET 3. The series of posts will also contain an architectural description on how to implement and maintain your extension methods so these are re-usable in all of your Sitecore solutions.

Okay this is going to be a quick one about useful extension methods on the Item class when working on a multilingual site. There are no revolutions in this code and the methods are probably duplicates from a ton of other blogs. They are useful nonetheless so they deserve a post in my extension methods series.

Sitecore item languages

This small one checks if an item has any version on the supplied language.

And here is an overload which takes the language name as a string.

Context language

Here is one for checking if the item has a version on the context language. Instead of checking if it have any versions on the language, it simply checks if the item has a version at all.

That’s it. In a later post I will show how a guaranteed language fallback mechanism can be implemented using these methods as support.

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Anders Laub Christoffersen

Anders has been working with Sitecore for over a decade and has in this time been the lead developer and architect on several large scale enterprise solutions all around the world. Anders was appointed the title of Sitecore Technical MVP in 2014 and has been re-appointed the title every year since then.

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