I am studying sample code from Jeremy Thake (Microsoft's Senior Product Marketing Manager - Pro Developer Audience) to learn more about app development. LINK

In his Visual Studio 2013 solution, he has added a list to the project and he put it at the root of his solution. Since my app will have multiple lists, I wanted to organize the solution better by moving his list into a Data folder.

What I can't find out after many Google searches is what I would have to change to make that move -- there isn't any mention of the /Tasks (the name of his list) in the manifest or config.

Can I just move it and Visual Studio will figure out that it's now in the Data folder?


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You set the URL for the list when you create it.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/">
  <ListInstance Title="Contacts" 


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  • so I can move his and edit the URL and all will work?
    – jgravois
    May 8, 2014 at 16:30
  • I don't think you can change the URL after the list has been created. I think you'd need to create a new list with the desired URL, move the items from the old list to the new list, and then delete the old list May 8, 2014 at 17:25

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