Query lists

Sitefinity CMS allows you to query for a specific list by its ID. To search for specific lists based on any other property or criteria, see For developers: Find lists.

To query for a specific list you can use the Native API or the Fluent API.

Query a single list

The following examples query a list by its ID:

Native API

First, you get an instance of the ListsManager class. You get the specified list by querying all items and filtering the collection by the ID of the list. Finally, you return the list.

To find the list, you can also use the GetList method passing listId:

NOTE: Calling GetList(listId) throws an exception of type ItemNotFoundException, if there is no list with the specified Id.

Fluent API

To query for the list, first, you initialize the plural facade of the list using App.WorkWith().Lists(). Then, you filter the lists based on the Id property. Finally, you use the Get method to get the list. If the list does not exist, the method returns null.

To find the list, you can also use the singular facade of the list:

NOTE: Calling List(listId) throws an exception of type ItemNotFoundException, if there is no list with the specified Id.

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