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Views.GetView Method

Windows SharePoint Services 3
Returns the schema of the specified view for the specified list.

Web Service: ViewsWeb Reference: http://<Site>/_vti_bin/Views.asmx

[SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("", RequestNamespace="", ResponseNamespace="", Use=SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle=SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)] 
public XmlNode GetView (
	string listName,
	string viewName



A string that contains the internal name of the list.


A string that contains the GUID for the view. If the view name is blank, the default view is returned.

Return Value

A fragment in Introduction to Collaborative Application Markup Language (CAML) in the following form that contains the view schema and can be assigned to a System.Xml.XmlNode object.
<View Name="{EE7C652F-9CBF-433F-B376-86B0EE989A06}" 
  DefaultView="TRUE" Type="HTML" DisplayName="View_Name" 
  Url="Lists/Events/File_Name.aspx" BaseViewID="1">
        <FieldRef Name="Created"/>
        <Value Type="DateTime">2003-03-03T00:00:00Z</Value>
    <FieldRef Name="fRecurrence"/>
    <FieldRef Name="Attachments"/>
    <FieldRef Name="WorkspaceLink"/>
    <FieldRef Name="LinkTitle"/>
    <FieldRef Name="Location"/>
    <FieldRef Name="EventDate"/>
    <FieldRef Name="EndDate"/>
  <RowLimit Paged="TRUE">100</RowLimit>

The GetView method does not return the following parts of the CAML view, which contain HTML: Toolbar, ViewHeader, ViewBody, ViewFooter, PagedRowSet, and RowLimitExceeded. To return the full view definition, including these HTML sections, use the GetViewHtml method instead.

The following example uses the GetView method to display a view schema for a specified list. This example requires that a using (C#) or Imports (Microsoft Visual Basic) directive be included for the System.Xml namespace.

Web_Reference_Folder.Views viewService = new Web_Reference_Folder.Views();
viewService.Credentials= System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;

XmlNode node = viewService.GetView("List_Name","71bb8975-c59f-4218-a045-eab56b41e666 ");