How to get master page gallery via CSOM so that we would support language packs / we cannot use Lists.GetByTitle("Master Page Gallery").

So how to get list "_catalogs/masterpage"?

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How to get Master Page gallery via Managed CSOM

Use Site.GetCatalog method with ListTemplateType.MasterPageCatalog to retrieve Master Page gallery:

var list = context.Site.GetCatalog((int)ListTemplateType.MasterPageCatalog);

Note: SharePoint 2010 & 2013 compatible

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    Nice, didn't know about that method (deleted my answer)
    – eirikb
    Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 9:43
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    And then of course /_api/Web/GetCatalog(116) will work as well
    – eirikb
    Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 9:45
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    Good.. We could also use Web.GetCatalog for non-publishing and Site.GetCatalog for publishing site collections etc.
    – thomius
    Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 12:31

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