I have created a custom Sitecore field from Sitecore.Shell.Applications.ContentEditor.NameLookupValue. But even after changing the language of the item where the custom field is added, context language, as well as the item language, is always coming as en.

So I am not able to get the value of the item field in other languages. Sitecore.Context.ContentDatabase.GetItem(this.ItemID) is always giving values of en language I have tried with httpcontext.current.request["sclanguage"]. But it is always giving the previous language.

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You can use a LanguageSwitcher to change the language:


using (new LanguageSwitcher("OTHER LANGUAGE CODE"))
    var item = Sitecore.Context.Database.GetItem(this.ItemID);
    var field = item.Fields["FieldName"];

Getting the field value without a language switcher will always use the current context language. If the context language is en - it will get the en language version.

Make sure that in your data template you have not ticked Unversioned or Shared

  • I tried this as well But how to get the field language in code while changing the item language Sep 9, 2023 at 3:49
  • Your field would be getting rendered on a page present within a Sitecore site. You should be looking at Context Language in code, something like this Sitecore.Context.Language, to get the language in code.
    – Ghan
    Sep 9, 2023 at 5:56
  • Sitecore.context.language is always en Sep 9, 2023 at 22:02

Try this

var lang = Sitecore.Globalization.Language.Parse("fr");
var item = Sitecore.Context.ContentDatabase.GetItem(this.ItemID, lang );

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