I recently inherited a Sitecore project that used Synthesis to do the ORM. If you want to read more about Synthesis you can read more about it here, How To Map Sitecore Objects into C# Objects using Synthesis.
In my Sitecore template, I needed to get the value from a dropdown list. Figuring out the code needed to do this wasn't as intuitive as I hoped and after an hour of head scratching, I finally managed to get the value I wanted using the below code:
var standardTemplateItem = new StandardTemplateItem();
var fields = standardTemplateItem.ItemReferenceField.Target.InnerItem.Fields;
var value = fields.Where(X => X.DisplayName == "Value").Select(x => x.Value).FirstOrDefault();
Software Architect, Programmer and Technologist Jon Jones is founder and CEO of London-based tech firm Digital Prompt. He has been working in the field for nearly a decade, specializing in new technologies and technical solution research in the web business. A passionate blogger by heart , speaker & consultant from England.. always on the hunt for the next challenge