SPWeb.GetListItem method

Gets the list item that is associated with the specified server-relative URL.

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

Public Function GetListItem ( _
	strUrl As String _
) As SPListItem
Dim instance As SPWeb
Dim strUrl As String
Dim returnValue As SPListItem

returnValue = instance.GetListItem(strUrl)


Type: System.String

The server-relative URL of the list item, such as "/sites/sitecollection/Shared Documents/MyDocument.docx", or an absolute URL, such as http://server/sites/sitecollection/Shared Documents/MyDocument.docx.

Return value

Type: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPListItem
The list item associated with the specified server-relative URL.


strUrl is null .


The URL does not specify a valid path.


The URL does not point to a valid list item.

This method returns null if the list item cannot be found.

The following example is a console application that retrieves a list item from a document library and then prints the name of the associated file to the console.

Note that the example assumes the existence of a site collection with an absolute URL of http://localhost/sites/sitecollection and that this site collection has a website named subsite.

Imports System
Imports Microsoft.SharePoint

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

            ' Build a server-relative Url for a list item.
            Dim itemUrl As String = web.RootFolder.ServerRelativeUrl
            itemUrl += "_catalogs/masterpage/default.master"

            ' Get the list item.
            Dim item As SPListItem = web.GetListItem(itemUrl)

            ' Print the file name.

         End Using
      End Using
   End Sub
End Module