I'm attempting to retrieve the details of a SharePoint list using the following:

using (var ctx = new ClientContext("http://sharepoint/ci"))
    var list = ctx.Web.GetList("/ci/resources/Lists/Resource%20Orders/");


When I execute this I'm receiving an unhandled ServerException with the details:

An unhandled exception of type 'Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ServerException' occurred in Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.dll

The Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll I'm using was fetched using Nuget so I believe it's possible that it's not the same version as the one on my clients server (as web.GetList() wasn't added until the March 2015 cumulative update).

Am I doing something else wrong or should I be going back to our server team and asking them to bring the servers cumulative updates up to date?

  • Try Loading the Web Object before making Call on it : "ctx.Site.Web" – Arvi Aug 5 '15 at 2:14
  • @MpArvind That doesn't make any sense syntactically? This same code works with SPO also. – Michael A Aug 5 '15 at 3:37
  • Try using ctx.Web.Lists.GetByTitle("ListTitle") instead. – Akhoy Aug 5 '15 at 4:46
  • @uberz91 That doesn't appear to exist within this namespace or context – Michael A Aug 5 '15 at 5:45
  • Weird... msdn.microsoft.com/library/office/… – Akhoy Aug 5 '15 at 5:51

Credit to @uberz91 for the answer to this one. It appears I was using getlist() incorrectly and instead need to use web.Lists.GetByTitle() (documentation):

using (var ctx = new ClientContext("http//sharepoint"))
      var list = ctx.Web.Lists.GetByTitle("Resource Order Form Content");

  • GetList() method is available only on SP version>=15.0.4701.1001. Source – nbi Nov 9 '15 at 11:36
var clientContext=new SP.ClientContext.get_current();
var oList = clientContext.get_web().get_lists().getByTitle("AdaptorImages");// Get List
var camlQuery = SP.CamlQuery.createAllItemsQuery();

this.frontPictureItems = oList.getItems(camlQuery);
clientContext.load(frontPictureItems, "Include(Id, DisplayName, FileLeafRef,EncodedAbsUrl)");

Refer this for more info


  • This doesn't appear to relate to the question at all... – Michael A Aug 6 '15 at 2:26

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