SPViewStyleCollection class

Represents a collection of SPViewStyle objects.

Inheritance hierarchy


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


Public Class SPViewStyleCollection _
    Inherits SPBaseCollection
Dim instance As SPViewStyleCollection
public class SPViewStyleCollection : SPBaseCollection


View styles are defined in \\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\GLOBAL\XML\VWSTYLES.XML.

Use the ViewStyles property of the SPWeb class to return the collection of view styles for a site. Use an indexer to return a single view style from the collection. For example, if the collection is assigned to a variable named collViewStyles, use collViewStyles[index] in C#, or collViewStyles(index) in Visual Basic, where index is the index number of the view style in the collection.


The following code example applies a Boxed style (13) to a view for a list in the specified site.

Dim siteCollection As SPSite = SPControl.GetContextSite(Context)
Dim site As SPWeb = siteCollection.AllWebs("Site_Name")
Dim vwStyles As SPViewStyleCollection = site.ViewStyles

Dim vwStyle As SPViewStyle = vwStyles.StyleByID(13)

Dim list As SPList = site.Lists("List_Name")
Dim view As SPView = list.Views("View_Name")


SPSite oSiteCollection = SPContext.Current.Site;
    using(SPWeb oWebsite = oSiteCollection.AllWebs["Website_Name"])
        SPViewStyleCollection collViewStyles = oWebsite.ViewStyles;

        SPViewStyle oViewStyle = collViewStyles.StyleByID(13);
        SPList oList = oWebsite.Lists["List_Name"];
        SPView oView = oList.Views["View_Name"];


Certain objects implement the IDisposable interface, and you must avoid retaining these objects in memory after they are no longer needed. For information about good coding practices, see Disposing Objects.

Thread safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See also


SPViewStyleCollection members

Microsoft.SharePoint namespace