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Is there a way to get the list of sites in the current site collection into jQuery as an array or other data structure? Thanks.

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You can use the ECMA Script Client Object Model:

ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(loadWebs, "sp.js");

    function loadWebs() {

       var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();

       this.webs = clientContext.get_web().get_webs();


       clientContext.executeQueryAsync(Function.createDelegate(this, this.onWebsLoaded), Function.createDelegate(this, this.onQueryFailed));


    function onQueryFailed(sender, args) {

       alert('request failed ' + args.get_message() + '\n' + args.get_stackTrace());


    function onWebsLoaded(sender, args) {

       for (var i = 0; i < this.webs.get_count(); i++) {


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Thanks, Vardhaman. Where did you get the syntax for the Client Object Model? Is there documentation on SharePoint/JavaScript? Thanks. –  Alex C Sep 4 '11 at 5:47
Here is the MSDN link for the classes: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee557057.aspx also check out the following MSDN article series: blogs.msdn.com/b/sharepointdev/archive/2011/07/13/… –  Vardhaman Deshpande Sep 4 '11 at 5:50
It's giving me a JavaScript error: SP.ClientContext is undefined. I just noticed that the JS file in my page layout loads before the required SP.js files are loaded; any way to fix this? –  Alex C Sep 4 '11 at 5:53
I have edited the original code. see the ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded function. –  Vardhaman Deshpande Sep 4 '11 at 5:56
Check out the class library msdn link. We can do many awesome things with the Client Object Model. –  Vardhaman Deshpande Sep 4 '11 at 6:10

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