SPList.GetItemById Method

Returns the list item with the specified integer ID.

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


Public Function GetItemById ( _
    id As Integer _
) As SPListItem

Dim instance As SPList
Dim id As Integer
Dim returnValue As SPListItem

returnValue = instance.GetItemById(id)
public SPListItem GetItemById(
    int id


  • id
    Type: System.Int32
    A 32-bit integer that identifies the item. The value of this parameter does not correspond to the index of the item within the collection of items for the list, but to the value of the ID property of the SPListItem class.

Return Value

Type: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPListItem
An SPListItem object that represents the item.


The following code example uses the GetItemById method to return the fourth item from a list and display specified field values of the item.

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

The example assumes the existence of an .aspx page that contains a label control.

Dim siteCollection As SPSite = SPContext.Current.Site
    Dim list As SPList = siteCollection.AllWebs("Site_Name").Lists("List_Name")
    Dim listItem As SPListItem = list.GetItemById(4)

    Label1.Text += SPEncode.HtmlEncode(listItem("Field1_Name").ToString()) + 
        " -- " + SPEncode.HtmlEncode(listItem("Field2_Name").ToString()) + " -- " + 
End Try
SPSite oSiteCollection = SPContext.Current.Site;
SPList oList = oSiteCollection.AllWebs["Site_Name"].Lists["List_Name"];
SPListItem oListItem = oList.GetItemById(4);

Label1.Text += SPEncode.HtmlEncode(oListItem["Field1_Name"].ToString()) 
    + " -- " + SPEncode.HtmlEncode(oListItem["Field2_Name"].ToString()) 
    + " -- " + 

See Also


SPList Class

SPList Members

Microsoft.SharePoint Namespace