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Get All Top Level Folders From List in SharePoint using CSOM

The example in this topic show how to use CSOM to Get All Top Level Folders From List
  • 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 System.Linq;
  • using (ClientContext clientContext = new ClientContext("http://MyServer/sites/MySiteCollection"))
  • {
  • // clientcontext.Web.Lists.GetById - This option also can be used to get the list using List GUID
  • // This value is NOT List internal name
  • List targetList = clientcontext.Web.Lists.GetByTitle("List Name");
  • // This method only gets the folders which are on top level of the list/library
  • FolderCollection oFolderCollection = targetList.RootFolder.Folders;
  • // Load folder collection
  • clientcontext.Load(oFolderCollection);
  • clientcontext.ExecuteQuery();
  • // Write Folder name and folder URl on console
  • foreach (Folder oFolder in oFolderCollection)
  • {
  • Console.WriteLine("Folder Name: " + oFolder.Name +" Folder URL: " + oFolder.ServerRelativeUrl);
  • }
  • }

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

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