I'm attempting to Create a Document Library from a custom list template using CSOM. Using answers from similar question, I ran the following code but I'm receiving build error CS0200 Property or indexer 'ListTemplate.Name' cannot be assigned to -- it is read only.

using (ClientContext ctx = new ClientContext(siteUrl))
    Web site = ctx.Web;
    ctx.Load(site, s => s.ListTemplates);

    //create a list
    ListCreationInformation info = new ListCreationInformation
        Title = clientId,
        Description = "Client Library",

    ListTemplate listTemplate = site.ListTemplates.First(lt => lt.Name = "ClientID");
    info.TemplateFeatureId = listTemplate.FeatureId;
    info.TemplateType = listTemplate.ListTemplateTypeKind;


1 Answer 1


This row

ListTemplate listTemplate = site.ListTemplates.First(lt => lt.Name = "ClientID");

should be

ListTemplate listTemplate = site.ListTemplates.First(lt => lt.Name.Equals("ClientID"));

You need to compare the values, not assign one to the other.


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