Query events

Sitefinity CMS allows you to query for a specific event by its ID. To search for specific events based on any other property or criteria, see For developers: Find events.

NOTE: The code examples below work with the ID of the master version of the item and return the live version of the item. For more information about other scenarios, see For developers: Query master and live versions.

Query a single event

When querying the live version of a specific event by the ID of its master version, you must perform the following:

  1. Get the event.
    First, get an instance of the master version of the event that corresponds to the specified ID.
  2. Get the live version.
    The instance that corresponds to the ID argument is the master version of the event. You can get the live version explicitly.

    NOTE: The live version is used only when displaying the event in a front-end scenario. To modify the event, consider using the master version. To transfer the changes to the live version, publish the master version.

  3. Return the event.
    Return the event. If an item with the specified ID does not exist, or if it has no live version, you return null.

The following examples query the live version of an event by the ID of its master version:

Native API

First, you get an instance of the EventsManager class. You get the specified event by querying all items and filtering the collection by the ID of the event. If the item exists, you get its live version. If no live version exists (i.e. the event has not been published), null is returned. Finally, you return the event.

To find the event, you can also use the GetEvent method passing masterEventId:

NOTE: Calling GetEvent(masterEventId) throws an exception of type ItemNotFoundException, if there is no event with the specified Id.

Fluent API

First, you use the plural facade of the event to assure that the event with the specified Id exists. Then, you use the GetLive method of the singular facade to get the instance of the live version. Finally, you return the event.

Query all events

When querying all events, you must perform the following:

  1. Query all events.
    First, get a query of all available events. The query includes all live, master and temp versions.
  2. Filter the query.
    Filter the query to return only the live versions.
  3. Get the events.
    Get the filtered events.
  4. Return the events.
    Return the events. If no events exist or there are no any published events, you return an empty collection.

The following code queries all events:

Native API

First, you get an instance of the EventsManager class. You query all events, including the live, master and temp versions of each. You filter the collection based on the Status property to return only the live versions. Finally, you return the events.

Fluent API

First, you get an instance of the plural facade of the event. Then, you get all events, including the live, master and temp versions of each. You filter the collection based on the Status property to return only the live versions. Finally, you return the events.

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