I am working on a project where the ClientContext might be active for a long time. To prevent memory usage getting out of hand I would like to use ClientContext.LoadQuery() instead of ClientContext.Load() when getting items from SharePoint.

LoadQuery works very well when loading lists of items such as Web.Lists or Web.Webs but I haven't found a way to load a single object such as ClientContext.Web. Loading a single website with Load() I would use the following:

string relativeUrl = "/mysite";
Web web = ctx.Site.OpenWebUsingPath( relativeUrl );
ctx.Load(web, w => w.Title);

With LoadQuery() I had hoped I could do something like

string relativeUrl = "/mysite";
Web tmpWeb = ctx.Site.OpenWebUsingPath( relativeUrl );
Web web = ctx.LoadQuery(tmpWeb, w => w.Title);

That is not possible since LoadQuery takes either IQueryable<T> or ClientObjectCollection<T> as input.

Is there any way to get the web object without having it bound to to the client context and using unnecessary memory?



Consider disposing of the context and creating a new one after calls to context.Load as a way to manage memory of objects cached in the context.

Research notes:

There does not appear to be an easy way to convert from a ClientObject to a ClientObjectCollection<T>. Here is what I tried unsuccessfully incase anyone else wants to research further:

Creating an appropriate descended of ClientObjectCollection<T> and populating it with the ObjectPath of the ClientObject produces syntactically correct code which isn't supported by the server and generally returns "Invalid operation" error from ExecuteQuery.


string relativeUrl = "/mysite";
Web tmpWeb = ctx.Site.OpenWebUsingPath( relativeUrl );
WebCollection wc = new WebCollection(ctx,tmpWeb.Path);
ctx.LoadQuery(wc.Include( w=>w.Title ));

compiles but fails when executed.

It is notable that DataRetrieval.Load<T> (which is what ClientContext.Load<T> calls) does the following on it's first line:

ClientObjectCollection objectCollection = (object) clientObject as ClientObjectCollection;

But this is the non-generic base class for ClientObjectCollection<T>

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