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SPViewStyleCollection Class

Windows SharePoint Services 3

Represents a collection of SPViewStyle objects.

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

[SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, ObjectModel = true)]
[SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, ObjectModel = true)]
public class SPViewStyleCollection : SPBaseCollection

View styles are defined in \\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\GLOBAL\XML\VWSTYLES.XML.

Use the ViewStyles property of the SPWeb class to return the collection of view styles for a site. Use an indexer to return a single view style from the collection. For example, if the collection is assigned to a variable named collViewStyles, use collViewStyles[index] in C#, or collViewStyles(index) in Visual Basic, where index is the index number of the view style in the collection.

The following code example applies a Boxed style (13) to a view for a list in the specified site.

SPSite oSiteCollection = SPContext.Current.Site;
    using(SPWeb oWebsite = oSiteCollection.AllWebs["Website_Name"])
        SPViewStyleCollection collViewStyles = oWebsite.ViewStyles;

        SPViewStyle oViewStyle = collViewStyles.StyleByID(13);
        SPList oList = oWebsite.Lists["List_Name"];
        SPView oView = oList.Views["View_Name"];

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.

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