How can I get a list of property/value pairs of a List? I have the following code:

ClientContext context = new ClientContext("http://lalala.com");
Web web = context.Web;
Guid g = new Guid("lalala");
List list = web.Lists.GetById(g);
foreach (var prop in list.Properties) {
  Console.WriteLine(prop.Name + " " + prop.Value);

List properties: https://i.stack.imgur.com/JFvpO.jpg

2 Answers 2


first you need to explain what is your code doing? im confused ;)

foreach (var prop in what) {
  // Console.WriteLine(prop.Name + " " + prop.Value);

where did what come from? secondly what do you mean by properties? prop.Name + " " + prop.Value to me that means you want to get the values of a list item not the list properties?

to get the list value:

   //list name 
   string listname = list.Title;

do the same for other values!

for the actual list properties (settings)

  SPField field = ((SPList)list).Fields.GetField("Author"); 
object fieldValue = field.GetFieldValue(((SPListItem)item)[field.Title].ToString());


  • I'd like to iterate over, or get properties by name, of the List instance. Not the properties of the List item.
    – Ruudjah
    Apr 4, 2013 at 12:14

Here is a way of getting the wanted list correctly from a specified web, and then writing the list properties out in the console screen:

SPSite site = new SPSite(@"http://UrlGoesHere");
SPWeb web = site.RootWeb; //If you have your list in the root level
SPList list = web.Lists.TryGetList("ListNameGoesHere");
var prop = list.PropertiesXml;

The output is an XML formatted text.

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