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SPWeb.SiteGroups Property

Windows SharePoint Services 3

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

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

public SPGroupCollection SiteGroups { get; }

Property Value

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

The following code example uses the SiteGroups property to return the collection of groups for the current site collection, and also displays the name of each group.

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

using (SPWeb oWebsite = SPContext.Current.Site.OpenWeb("Website_URL"))
    SPGroupCollection collGroups = oWebsite.SiteGroups;
    foreach (SPGroup oGroup in collGroups)
        Response.Write(SPEncode.HtmlEncode(oGroup.Name) + "<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.