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Thursday, 24 July 2008

Creating a view to show all items in a list in SharePoint

If we want to show all the items in a list even when they are stored in multiple folders inside a list we need to use SPViewScope.Recursive. To use this we can create a new view with SharePoint object Model and then use this Recursive property. This view will show all the items in a flat list irrespective of folder hierarchy in the list.

Here is the code snippet:

SPSite spsite = new SPSite("http://mysite/");
SPWeb spweb = spsite.OpenWeb();
SPList splist = spweb.Lists["mylist"];
SPViewCollection spviewcollection = splist.Views;
string strMyView= "MyView";
System.Collections.Specialized.StringCollection viewColumnFields =
new System.Collections.Specialized.StringCollection();
string filter =

//show all the items which has age less than 100
spviewcollection.Add(strMyView, viewColumnFields, filter, 100, true, true);
//This will add the view in the list and make it the default view
spview.Scope = SPViewScope.Recursive;
//With this all the items inside the folders will be displayed

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