SPQuery.ListItemCollectionPosition Property

Gets or sets an object that is used to obtain the next set of rows in a paged view of a list.

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

public SPListItemCollectionPosition ListItemCollectionPosition { get; set; }

The ListItemCollectionPosition property is used together with the RowLimit property to define paging in a query. Specifically, the SPListItemCollectionPosition object is used to iterate through all the items in a collection n items at a time, where n is the value specified as a row limit.

The following code example uses the ListItemCollectionPosition properties of the SPListItemCollection and SPQuery classes to return an SPListItemCollectionPosition object for storing where each page of data ends in the collection of items and displays the titles of items in groups of 10 rows. The example assumes that the list is a document library or that folders are enabled in the list. The example also assumes that the list includes a field with the internal name “Field1” and a field with the internal name “Field2”.


For information about how to use Language-Integrated Query (LINQ) queries to retrieve list items in SharePoint Foundation, see Managing Data with LINQ to SharePoint.

This example requires using directives (Imports in Microsoft Visual Basic) for the Microsoft.SharePoint and Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities namespaces.

using (SPWeb oWebsiteRoot = SPContext.Current.Site.RootWeb)
    SPList oList = oWebsiteRoot.Lists["Announcements"];
    SPQuery oQuery = new SPQuery();
    oQuery.RowLimit = 10;    oQuery.Query = "<OrderBy Override=\"TRUE\">" +  
       "<FieldRef Name=\"FileLeafRef\" /></OrderBy>";
    int intIndex = 1;

        Response.Write("<BR>Page: " + intIndex + "<BR>");
        SPListItemCollection collListItems = oList.GetItems(oQuery);

        foreach(SPListItem oListItem in collListItems)
            Response.Write(SPEncode.HtmlEncode(oListItem["Title"]) + 
        oQuery.ListItemCollectionPosition = 
    } while(oQuery.ListItemCollectionPosition != null);