SPBuiltInFieldId Class

Retrieves identifiers for the fields that ship with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation.


Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)
Available in Sandboxed Solutions: Yes
Available in SharePoint Online

Public NotInheritable Class SPBuiltInFieldId
Dim instance As SPBuiltInFieldId

The following example is a console application that queries all Tasks lists in a site collection. The query string selects tasks that are assigned to the current user, ordered by date due. Note that the code gets the IDs for fields used in the query by accessing data members of the SPBuiltInFieldId class.

Imports System
Imports System.Data
Imports Microsoft.SharePoint

Module ConsoleApp
   Sub Main()
      Using site As SPSite = New SPSite("http://localhost")
         Using web As SPWeb = site.OpenWeb()

            ' Get IDs for all fields used in the query.
            Dim assignedToId As String = SPBuiltInFieldId.AssignedTo.ToString("B")
            Dim taskDueDateId As String = SPBuiltInFieldId.TaskDueDate.ToString("B")
            Dim titleId As String = SPBuiltInFieldId.Title.ToString("B")
            Dim taskStatusId As String = SPBuiltInFieldId.TaskStatus.ToString("B")
            Dim percentCompleteId As String = SPBuiltInFieldId.PercentComplete.ToString("B")

            ' Define the data selection.
            Dim where As String = "<Where><Eq>"
            where += "<FieldRef ID='" + assignedToId + "' />"
            where += "<Value Type='Integer'><UserID/></Value>"
            where += "</Eq></Where>"

            ' Define the sort order.
            Dim orderBy As String = "<OrderBy>"
            orderBy += "<FieldRef ID='" + taskDueDateId + "' />"
            orderBy += "</OrderBy>"

            Dim query As SPSiteDataQuery = New SPSiteDataQuery()

            ' Set the query string.
            query.Query = where + orderBy

            ' Query task lists.
            query.Lists = "<Lists ServerTemplate='107'/>"

            ' Specify the view fields.
            query.ViewFields = "<FieldRef ID='" + titleId + "' />"
            query.ViewFields += "<FieldRef ID='" + taskDueDateId + "' Nullable='TRUE' />"
            query.ViewFields += "<FieldRef ID='" + taskStatusId + "' Nullable='TRUE' />"
            query.ViewFields += "<FieldRef ID='" + percentCompleteId + "' Nullable='TRUE' />"

            ' Query all Web sites in this site collection.
            query.Webs = "<Webs Scope='SiteCollection'>"

            ' Run the query.
            Dim results As DataTable = web.GetSiteData(query)

            ' Print the results.
            Console.WriteLine("{0, -10} {1, -30} {2, -30} {3}", "Date Due", "Task", "Status", "% Complete")
            Dim row As DataRow
            For Each row In results.Rows
               ' Extract column values from the data table.
               Dim dueDate As String = CType(row(taskDueDateId), String)
               Dim task As String = CType(row(titleId), String)
               Dim status As String = CType(row(taskStatusId), String)
               Dim percentComplete As String = CType(row(percentCompleteId), String)

               ' Convert the due date to a short date.
               Dim dt As DateTime
               Dim hasDate As Boolean = DateTime.TryParse(dueDate, dt)
               If hasDate Then
                  dueDate = dt.ToShortDateString()
                  dueDate = String.Empty
               End If

               ' Convert the PercentComplete field value to a percentage.
               Dim pct As Decimal
               Dim hasValue As Boolean = Decimal.TryParse(percentComplete, pct)
               If hasValue Then
                  percentComplete = pct.ToString("P0")
                  percentComplete = "0 %"
               End If

               ' Print a line.
               Console.WriteLine("{0, -10} {1, -30} {2, -30} {3, 10}", dueDate, task, status, percentComplete)

         End Using
      End Using
   End Sub
End Module

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.