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I need to read the contents of a sharepoint document library from a client .net application.  Specifically I am using c#.  This is not a webpart.

Does anyone know how to do this?  
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If your client app is located on the same box where SharePoint is installed, you could use the SharePoint object model. For example:

using Microsoft.SharePoint;

. . .

SPSite site = new SPSite("http://url");
SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb();
SPList list = web.Lists["Shared Documents"];
foreach(SPListItem item in list.Items)
{
    Console.WriteLine(item.Name);
   
     if(item.File != null)
     {
         byte[] fileBytes = item.File.OpenBinary());
     }
}

Reference: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/spptsdk/html/tscSPSite_SV01013594.asp


If the client app is located on another box, you'd need to use SOAP. Browse to

http://<server-url>/_vti_bin/lists.asmx for a reference of the Lists web service that'll let you query the document library.

GetList call takes a string (the list name)
GetListItems will give you the items.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/spptsdk/html/soapmListsGetListItems.asp


Hope this helps! Feel free to ask if you have more specific information you'd like to get about a document library.

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