Views.GetViewCollection Method

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("", RequestNamespace:="", ResponseNamespace:="", Use:=SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle:=SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)> _
Public Function GetViewCollection ( _
    listName As String _
) As XmlNode

Dim instance As Views
Dim listName As String
Dim returnValue As XmlNode

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


  • 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.

    <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" />


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.

Dim viewService As New Web_Reference_Folder.Views()
viewService.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials

Dim node As XmlNode = viewService.GetViewCollection("List_Name")

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

XmlNode node = viewService.GetViewCollection("List_Name");


See Also


Views Class
Views Members
Views Web Service