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Set Site Group Owner in SharePoint using CSOM

The example in this topic show how to use CSOM to Set Site Group Owner 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 System.Linq;
  • using (ClientContext clientContext = new ClientContext("http://MyServer/sites/MySiteCollection"))
  • {
  • // Option 1: Set a User as an owner
  • // Get the user object. Enter the "Logon Name" of the user you want to add as Group Owner
  • User oUser = clientcontext.Web.EnsureUser("Logon Name");
  • // Option 2: Set Group as an owner
  • Group ownerGroup = clientcontext.Web.SiteGroups.GetByName("test Visitors");
  • // Specify the group name over here. This is the group of which "owner" needs to set
  • Group oGroup = clientcontext.Web.SiteGroups.GetByName("New Group");
  • // Set the owner property of the group
  • // You can either specify "User" from Option 1 or "Group" from Option 2
  • oGroup.Owner = oUser;
  • oGroup.Update();
  • clientcontext.ExecuteQuery();
  • }

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

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