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I have an AppWeb Remote event receiver bound to ItemChanged event on list which is in AppWeb scope(defined in sharepoint project declaratively). Whenever an item in this list is changed, i need to access different list, which is present in the HostWeb scope, and make there some changes.

ClientContext hostContext = TokenHelper.CreateAppEventClientContext(properties, false) 

does not work since i am in appWeb context. I cannot even access this way

ClientContext hostContext = new ClientContext(properties.AppEventProperties.HostWebFullUrl)

since AppEventProperties are null (because RER is bound to ListItemEvents). Is there any way i could achieve this without having to hardcode the HostWebUrl? Thanks alot!

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Look at this: http://www.sharepointnutsandbolts.com/2014/07/remote-event-receivers-on-host-web-ClientContext.html

I think Chris is describing there exactly your issue.

  • Although this article did not describe exactly my issue, since it is talking about creating the context of host web, it helped me to find the solution. – Martin Jul 28 '15 at 7:35

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