It's very easy. Just share some pieces of advice with me.

Example - I need to load a view of a list:

var view = _list.Views.GetByTitle("title");

//but returned view always is not null
if(view != null){
     //do smth

Regardless of existence this view GetByTitle() returns a non null object. So my question is how to determine is view loaded(existed) or not ?


You can use "ServerObjectIsNull" property to check if the server object is null



Try using below function to validate the list view.

public bool IsViewExist(string siteUrl, string listTitle, string viewTitle)
        bool isViewExist = false;
        ClientContext context = new ClientContext(siteUrl);

        List list = context.Web.Lists.GetByTitle(listTitle);

        Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ViewCollection viewColl = list.Views;
            views => views.Include(
                view => view.Title));
        foreach (Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.View view in viewColl)
               isViewExist = true;


        return isViewExist;
  • but after using this property i get error – isxaker Oct 16 '17 at 19:25
  • and i don't why this property gets me null regrdless that the object actually exists – isxaker Oct 16 '17 at 19:35
  • Please see the updated answer: This function could be useful to validate the list view. – Prasanna Oct 16 '17 at 22:05
  • @isxaker Did you execute context.load and context.executeQuery before checking ServerObjectIsNull? – Per Jakobsen Oct 17 '17 at 7:07
  • Ok. Obviously it is a key point. I mean load and execute. Do I have to call these methods for a viewCollection or a view ? And thanks for updated answer, but I had almost the same code. And my main goal was to prevent using foreach =)) – isxaker Oct 17 '17 at 8:41

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