SPWeb.GetList Method

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

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


Public Function GetList ( _
    strUrl As String _
) As SPList

Dim instance As SPWeb
Dim strUrl As String
Dim returnValue As SPList

returnValue = instance.GetList(strUrl)
public SPList GetList(
    string strUrl


  • strUrl
    Type: System.String
    A string that contains the server-relative URL for a list, for example, /sites/MySiteCollection/Lists/Announcements.

Return Value

Type: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPList
An SPList object that represents the list.


When you call the GetList method using the full URL for a list that does not exist, a FileNotFoundException is thrown and the value of the AllowUnsafeUpdates property changes to false.

Use the GetListFromWebPartPageUrl method to return the list that is associated with the first Web Part in a Web Part page.

See Also


SPWeb Class

SPWeb Members

Microsoft.SharePoint Namespace