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SPWeb.Groups Property

Windows SharePoint Services 3

Gets the collection of cross-site groups for the site.

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

Public ReadOnly Property Groups As SPGroupCollection
Dim instance As SPWeb
Dim value As SPGroupCollection

value = instance.Groups

Property Value

Type: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPGroupCollection
An SPGroupCollection object that represents the cross-site groups.

The following code example uses the Groups property to return the collection of groups for a specified site in the current site collection.

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

Using webSite As SPWeb = SPContext.Current.Site.OpenWeb("Website_URL")
    Dim groups As SPGroupCollection = webSite.Groups

    For Each group As SPGroup In groups
        Response.Write((SPEncode.HtmlEncode(group.Name) + "<BR>"))
    Next group
End Using

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.