I am trying to create custom list using a custom list template in csom. My lst get created but it doesn't contain the schema of the list template. It looks like a generic list.

Please let me know how can I create custom list using my custom template in CSOM?

ListCreationInformation lci; 
List listInstance;

lci = new ListCreationInformation();
lci.Title = listName;
lci.Description = listDescription;

ListTemplate lt = collection.First(z => z.Name == listTemplate);
lci.TemplateFeatureId = lt.FeatureId;
lci.TemplateType = lt.ListTemplateTypeKind;                        
listInstance = web.Lists.Add(lci);
  • Is below answer helps you?
    – Hardik
    May 30, 2016 at 9:31

1 Answer 1


Please try below updated code.

using (var context = new ClientContext(url))
     //context.Credentials = credentials;
     var site = context.Web;
     context.Load(site,s => s.ListTemplates );

     var listCreationInfo = new ListCreationInformation
           Title = "<Your Title>",
           Description = "<Your Description>"

     var listTemplate = site.ListTemplates.First(lt => lt.Name == "<Your Template Name>");
     listCreationInfo.TemplateFeatureId = listTemplate.FeatureId;
     listCreationInfo.TemplateType = listTemplate.ListTemplateTypeKind;


Please add namespace System.Linq; if you haven't added it to your code.

  • 1
    Could you add some info about the code and not just an answer?
    – iOnline247
    May 30, 2016 at 14:04
  • @Nehal, is it working for you?
    – Hardik
    May 31, 2016 at 12:08

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