How can I get MemberGroupId (Here 135) of particular SPGroup programmatically (Sharepoint 2010, C#) if I have SPGroup Name/Title? I can get a group by ID as given below.

SPGroup group = web.SiteGroups.GetByID(135);

I want to get same by title or SPgroup Name. Is there any alternative method or any how if I can get ID from Group name as I can't hard code group ID as in production ID will not remain same for the same group. Any help will be highly appreciated.


You can try it as :

SPGroup group = web.SiteGroups["groupName"];
var groupID = group.ID;


SPGroup group = web.SiteGroups.GetByName("groupName");
var groupID = group.ID;

Reference - SPGroupCollection.GetByName method


I am proposing to do something like this :

public SPGroup SearchGroupByName(string groupName)
   SPGroup groupObject = null;
   foreach(SPGroup singleGroup in this.SPWebLocation.Groups)
    if(groupName == singleGroup.Name)
      groupObject = singleGroup;
   return groupObject;

This method returns you the group by name.

after that you can retrieve from the group resultat the Id as a propriety.

Hope that will help you. Best regards.

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