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Get All Site Templates in SharePoint using CSOM

The example in this topic show how to use CSOM to Get All Site Templates in SharePoint
  • Please follow the steps below to execute the code in Visual Studio using Console Application. You can customize the solution according to your requirements.
  • Check the article to Connect to SharePoint context using CSOM. This is very helpful if you are doing any programming in CSOM.
  • Don't forget to use the assemblies as mentioned in the code.

How to run CSOM code in SharePoint?

  • Open your Visual Studio.
  • From the template, select Console Application as shown in the screenshot
  • Select the .Net Framework version from the top drop-down as well. You can also change the .Net Framework after creating the solution.
  • Enter Project Name, Location and Solution Name and click on OK.
  • create console application using Visual Studio
  • Now your program.cs file will open. Copy the code in main function.
  • Once you are done with your code, just hit F5 or Run the application.

  • using Microsoft.SharePoint.Client;
  • using (ClientContext clientContext = new ClientContext("http://MyServer/sites/MySiteCollection"))
  • {
  • // Here there are two parameters. (1) LCID(Locale ID) - 1033
  • // Note: Not all LCID codes will work on your web server. The appropriate language files must be installed for currency/date formatting to work properly. LCID 1033 = English - United States
  • // (2) doIncludeCrossLanguage = false - Specifies whether to include language-neutral site templates.
  • WebTemplateCollection oWebtTemplateCollection = clientContext.Web.GetAvailableWebTemplates(1033, false);
  • clientContext.Load(oWebtTemplateCollection);
  • clientContext.ExecuteQuery();
  • foreach (WebTemplate oWebTemplate in oWebtTemplateCollection)
  • {
  • Console.WriteLine("Template Name: " + oWebTemplate.Name + "  | Template Title: " + oWebTemplate.Title);
  • }
  • }

Thank you for reading this article. This code was tested in SharePoint 2013

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