I have some SPLists in my SP. I take some one List like that Guid listGuid = Guid.Parse(listID); and watch id SPList list = web.Lists[listGuid];. But i don't know how i can save list in xml file in folder list?

p.s.: when i say folder list I'm talking about list.RootFolder.


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String myURL = "<your site URL>/_vti_bin/owssvr.dll?Cmd=Display&List={List GUID}&XMLDATA=TRUE";
HttpWebRequest myRequest = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(myURL);
myRequest.Credentials = CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;
HttpWebResponse myResponse = (HttpWebResponse)myRequest.GetResponse();
Encoding enc = System.Text.Encoding.GetEncoding(0);
StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(myResponse.GetResponseStream(), enc);
string result = reader.ReadToEnd();


You can chuck this URL into your browser as well and you'll get back your list data in XML. You can include the GUID of a view to filter what comes back:

http://<site url>/_vti_bin/owssvr.dll?Cmd=Display&List=<listid>&View=<view guid>&Query=*&XMLDATA=TRUE
  • thanks for answer, but i have one more question: for what we use View=<view guid> and what we must write there? Feb 5, 2016 at 9:36
  • Every view for a list or library has an ID. This is also called a GUID. GUIDs look something like this: {20BC0752-1B98-4647-A841-2D25780D1EB0}. To check the GUID of a view go to your list or library settings, scroll down the page and select a view, then look in the address bar. There will be a query string parameter called View with a value something like View=%7B20BC0752-1B98-4647-A841-2D25780D1EB0%7D. Note the %7B and %7D at the beginning and end are { and } respectively. Using View=<view guid> in your web service call will return XML only for those items shown in this view
    – Submits
    Feb 5, 2016 at 9:59

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