Is it possible to get all items from a single list (getting specific fields) without using a CamlQuery? If I try to use context.Load(oList, ...), I can't use the Include method as the List class doesn't implement the Include method.

I've seen examples that use a ListCollection, but I'm only using one list.

  • do you want to get all list items with specific fields? not returning the fields but rather the items themselfs?
    – Ali Jafer
    Mar 12, 2013 at 13:59
  • Yes, the items, but only with certain columns/fields.
    – PeterX
    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:39

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If I'm not wrong you can use empty CamlQuery.

CamlQuery camlQuery = new CamlQuery();
camlQuery.ViewXml = "<View/>";

For performance issue the common practice is to use view fields to reduce response data.

camlQuery.ViewXml = 
          <FieldRef Name='PartLookup' LookupId='TRUE' />
          <FieldRef Name='PartLookupSKU' />
          <FieldRef Name='PartLookupTitle' />
          <FieldRef Name='PartLookupDescription' />
          <FieldRef Name='BinNumber' />
          <FieldRef Name='Quantity' />

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