Currently I have created SharePoint Hosted App (Picture Slider) using Napa Office 365 Development tool. So far, I have created picture Library Manually, and now trying to create Picture Library using CSOM JavaScript in office 365

How to achieve this task?

  • Do you wanna create this library in Appweb?
    – Unnie
    Jul 8, 2015 at 10:27
  • trying to create in Hostweb Jul 8, 2015 at 10:40

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Try this code to create the picture Library using Javscript:

function CreatePictureLibrary() {
  var context = SP.ClientContext.get_current();

  // *********** Host Web Change
  var hostUrl = GetUrlKeyValue("SPHostUrl");
  var hostContext = new SP.AppContextSite(context, hostUrl);
  var web = hostContext.get_web();
  // *********** Host Web Change

  var list=web.get_lists();
  var picLibCreation = new SP.ListCreationInformation(); 
  picLibCreation.set_title("MyDocumentLibrary"); //list title
  picLibCreation.set_templateType(SP.ListTemplateType.PictureLibrary); //Picture library type
    alert(picLibCreation.title + "Created");
  }, function(){
    alert('Failed to Create the Document Library. Error:' + args.get_message());

If you want to create the library in Host web, change the way you generate context , rest code remains same.

  • ok ,i'm Working on It Jul 8, 2015 at 10:55
  • 1
    I updated the code sample to add the list to the host web Jul 8, 2015 at 11:08
  • @RobWindsor Perfect !
    – Unnie
    Jul 8, 2015 at 11:59

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