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SPQuery.Query Property

Windows SharePoint Services 3

Gets or sets the inner XML used in the query.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)

public string Query { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string that contains a fragment in Collaborative Application Markup Language that defines the query. The string corresponds to the inner XML of the Query element in CAML and must not contain the opening and closing <Query></Query> tags.

The following code example uses the Query property to define a query that returns items whose Field2 values are greater than 1000.

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["List_Name"];

    SPQuery oQuery = new SPQuery();
    oQuery.ViewFields = "<FieldRef Name='Field1'/>" + 
        "<FieldRef Name='Field2'/>";
    oQuery.Query = "<Where><Geq><FieldRef Name='Field2'/>" +
        "<Value Type='Number'>1000</Value></Geq></Where>";
    SPListItemCollection collListItems = oList.GetItems(oQuery);

    foreach (SPListItem oListItem in collListItems)
        Response.Write(SPEncode.HtmlEncode(oListItem.Xml) + "<BR>");

Certain objects implement the IDisposable interface, and you must avoid retaining these objects in memory after they are no longer needed. For information about good coding practices, see Best Practices: Using Disposable Windows SharePoint Services Objects.