In my code, I am simply using SPList.Items which is returning all items (SPListItemCollection) with default sorting order (ascending order by Created date).

I know that I can use CAML Query or some other technique in my code to get the list items in required sort order but I don't want to make changes to my code. Is it possible to change the default order without making any changes to the existing code?

I am searching for an option like, just change a property of the List using SharePoint Manager and get the required sorting order when using SharePoint API (SPList.Items). Is there any such property available?


  • AFAIK, this is not possible, you will need to change the code. Feb 9, 2017 at 10:34
  • do you want to get data in descending order without making change in code? Feb 9, 2017 at 11:12

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This is not possible. I would suggest to use the CAML query which you do not want to use.


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