I am working with a Discussion board list. I need to create the whole list using CSOM from scratch. To which I was able to make the list and topic inside it as folders. But I am not able to add replies to those topics. If I add replies as ListItem it shows as Topic inside the topic.

I wanted to know how to add replies to topics and also how to add replies to replies.


You should be able to achieve your goal with Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Utilities.Utility.CreateNewDiscussionReply method.

public static ListItem CreateNewDiscussionReply(
    ClientRuntimeContext context,
    ListItem parent

For reply to topic provide topic ListItem as a parameter and for reply to reply provide original reply ListItem as a parameter.


 var replyItem = Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Utilities.Utility.CreateNewDiscussionReply(ctx, topicItem);

 replyItem["Title"] = "Test Reply";
 replyItem["Body"] = "Test body Content";
  • Thanks, buddy. It really helped me a lot. One more thing, do you how to distinguish between reply to a topic and reply to a reply while reading the replies as items. – Subhanu Sharma Feb 6 '20 at 14:32

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