I have the list of items in object SPListItem item. Is it possible to extract certain data from the ListItems property?

The reason I want to do that is because I have a FieldName "AssignedTo" which returns null, even though I can see its value when debugging when using the following statement:

SPField field = item.Fields.GetFieldByInternalName("AssignedTo");
if (field != null)

    SPFieldUserValue fieldValue = field.GetFieldValue(item["AssignedTo"].ToString()) as

    if (fieldValue != null)
        assignToUser = fieldValue.User;

Now, in the ListItems property I can go to ItemsData and I can see the value is there, but how can I get it?

Any help appreciated!

  • Do you want to get the value from "AssignedTo" column for specific list item? – Hardik Jun 20 '16 at 13:19
  • As your question is somewhat confusing me. So kindly clear it so i can help you. :) – Hardik Jun 20 '16 at 13:19
  • @Hardik Yes, that's correct. I'm interested in the value of AssignedTo, but for some unknown reason, it returns null and I can't for the love of me figure out why as I can see the value in 'ItemsData' when debugging. Please ask for more clarification if needed! – Khaine775 Jun 20 '16 at 13:21

This code should work: (web is a variable that references the web object)

 SPFieldUserValue value = 
                new SPFieldUserValue(web, item["AssignedTo"].ToString());
 if (value)
        assignToUser = value.User;

You can try below code,

using (SPSite siteCol = new SPSite("http://server/sites/Contoso"))
        using (SPWeb web = siteCol.RootWeb)
            SPList list = web.GetList("/sites/Contoso/Lists/Books");

            SPListItem item = list.GetItemByIdSelectedFields(3, "Title", "ISBN", "Retail_x0020_Price");

            String bookISBN = (String)item["ISBN"];

Try this

SPFieldUserValue userField = item.Fields["AssignedTo"] as SPFieldUser;
string userName = item["AssignedTo"].ToString();

SPFieldUserValue fieldValue = (SPFieldUserValue)userField.GetFieldValue(userName);
SPUser user = fieldValue.User;

Taken from http://ethan-deng.blogspot.com/2013/03/get-spuser-from-user-column-there-are.html


You can try below code to get SPUser in AssignedTo columns for specific item.

If(task["Assigned To"] != null)
    string fieldValue = Convert.ToString(task["Assigned To"]);
    SPFieldUserValue assignedTo = (SPFieldUserValue)
    task.Fields["Assigned To"].GetFieldValue(fieldValue);

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