GetViewCollection Method

Views.GetViewCollection Method

Windows SharePoint Services 3
Returns the display names, internal names, and URLs for the collection of views of the specified list.

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

[SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/soap/GetViewCollection", RequestNamespace="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/soap/", ResponseNamespace="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/soap/", Use=SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle=SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)] 
public XmlNode GetViewCollection (
	string listName
)

Parameters

listName

A string that contains the internal name of the list.

Return Value

A fragment in Introduction to Collaborative Application Markup Language (CAML) in the following form that contains the view properties and can be assigned to a System.Xml.XmlNode object.
<GetViewCollectionResult>
  <Views>
    <View DisplayName="Allitems" Name="{C1036607-EC8A-11d3-82AA-0050048394B0}" 
      Url="List\Events\Allitems.aspx" />
    <View DisplayName="Summary" Name="{F1036607-EC8A-11d3-82AA-5556047394B0}" 
      Url="List\Events\Summary.aspx" />
    ...
  </Views>
</GetViewCollectionResult>

The following code example uses the GetViewCollection method to display information about the views for a 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.GetViewCollection("List_Name");

MessageBox.Show(node.OuterXml);

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