Programmatically - How do I get to the listview web part associated with a list or library. I want to customize it and add it to a web page page in SharePoint 2013. I don't see it in the web part gallery.

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Programmatically, you don't go and get the web part associated with a list. You add a XsltListViewWebPart to a page, and set its associated list to your list's ID.

For example (from this answer on this site) :

var documentsWP = new XsltListViewWebPart();
documentsWP.ListId = documentsList.ID
wpm.AddWebPart(documentsWP, "Left", 0);

By default the view pages reside below the list. So the URL format will be like


You can get list of views using SPList.Views property. To get the view URL you can use Url property.

Once you have the URL you can open the file as a SPFile object. Then you can use SPLimitedWebPartManager to get the webparts on that page.

  • I meant listview web part, not page. It was a typo. Mar 26, 2015 at 0:56
  • @KyleJohnson I have updated my answer. Mar 26, 2015 at 1:01

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