I am using the following JQuery to get the current name of the View for External SharePoint list.

var ctx = GetCurrentCtx();
var listName =ctx.ListTitle; 
var currentView =  $('[id*=\'ListTitleViewSelectorMenu\'] span:first').text();

My issue is, If the name of the current view is too long, it gets cut off while displaying in breadcrumb. Now when I am passing the value of my current view using Request.Querystring, the value gets trimmed.

How can I resolve this issue in order to get the complete name of my view?

2 Answers 2


SharePoint 2013

For determining current List View the following properties of ContextInfo structure could be used:

  • view - returns the current View Id

  • viewTitle - returns the current View title

viewTitle is not available in SharePoint 2010


function PrintContextInfo()   
   var ctx = GetCurrentCtx();
  • I happened to need this as well, I tried running GetCurrentCtx() but I am getting a null. I currently have it in a $(document).ready function... Am i on the right track?
    – BlueBird
    Nov 25, 2013 at 21:33
  • Since SharePoint provides its own mechanism for page loading via _spBodyOnLoadFunctionNames array, it is recommended to place the call for that code inside specified array. Nov 25, 2013 at 21:53
  • I still get a null context, when I change it to "new SP.ClientContext.get_current();" it will return a context however there is no viewTitle property.
    – BlueBird
    Nov 26, 2013 at 15:59
  • The answer has been updated,indeed, viewTitle property does not exists in SharePoint 2010 Nov 26, 2013 at 21:36

I got the view name passing the GUID of my view as following,

var listName =ctx.ListTitle;   
var currentViewGuid = ctx.view;
var url = $(location).attr('href');
var customurl = L_Menu_BaseUrl + '/_layouts/CustomRibbon/ExportList.aspx?list=' + listName + '&url=' + url + '&viewguid=' + currentViewGuid;

In my page load,

 public string viewguid;
 public string url;
 public string list;

 list = Request.QueryString["list"];              
 url = Request.QueryString["url"];
 viewguid = Request.QueryString["viewguid"];

 currentSPSite = new SPSite(url);
 SPWeb currentSPWeb = currentSPSite.OpenWeb();
 SPList currentList = currentSPWeb.Lists[list];
 SPView custView = currentList.GetView(new Guid(viewguid));
 view = custView.Title;

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