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Filter custom list from all sharepoint lists

Posted on 2011-03-22
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In my scenario I am trying to get all the lists and display in checkbox list control(please see screenshot)
foreach (SharePointclientObj.List list in site.Lists)
{
System.Web.UI.WebControls.ListItem item = new System.Web.UI.WebControls.ListItem(list.Title, list.DefaultViewUrl);

checkBoxListName.Items.Add(item);
}

 

As this is working fine but its showing all the lists which are inbuit in sharepoint. I wanted to fetch only the custom list which are created by users in the sharepoint site.
How do I filter custome list from all the lists?

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by:Jamie McAllister MVP
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I've done this before and it wasn't easy. There's nothing in the object model to denote that it is a system list.

My solution was to gather the GUIDs of the out of the box lists (they are created by features and therefore are always the same), and I used that list of GUIDs to exclude those lists so that only my custom lists were shown.

I'm not aware of an easier solution than that.
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by:prdeshpande
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Hey thx for reply,Can you please elaborate on your statements or I appreciate if you can share me some code snippets
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excludeListTemplates = new ArrayList();
          excludeListTemplates.Add("df31abb1-d432-4fa5-bdb1-25a2a5dd7e86");
          excludeListTemplates.Add("00bfea71-2062-426c-90bf-714c59600103");
          excludeListTemplates.Add("22a9ef51-737b-4ff2-9346-694633fe4416");
          excludeListTemplates.Add("00bfea71-a83e-497e-9ba0-7a5c597d0107");
          excludeListTemplates.Add("942d046c-fcf7-4901-ace0-7305b17c1c12");
          excludeListTemplates.Add("00bfea71-6a49-43fa-b535-d15c05500108");
          excludeListTemplates.Add("00bfea71-7e6d-4186-9ba8-c047ac750105");
          excludeListTemplates.Add("00bfea71-ec85-4903-972d-ebe475780106");
          excludeListTemplates.Add("00bfea71-a83e-497e-9ba0-7a5c597d0107");

          try
          {
              
              string output = string.Empty;

              foreach (SPList list in SPContext.Current.Site.RootWeb.Lists)
              {
                  if ((!list.Hidden) || (!chkFilterList.Checked))
                  {
                      //The following Template Feature Ids are excluded:
                      //Caml Query List:                df31abb1-d432-4fa5-bdb1-25a2a5dd7e86
                      //Links:                          00bfea71-2062-426c-90bf-714c59600103
                      //Pages:                          22a9ef51-737b-4ff2-9346-694633fe4416
                      //Tasks:                          00bfea71-a83e-497e-9ba0-7a5c597d0107
                      //Website Settings:               942d046c-fcf7-4901-ace0-7305b17c1c12
                      //Team Discussion:                00bfea71-6a49-43fa-b535-d15c05500108
                      //Contacts:                       00bfea71-7e6d-4186-9ba8-c047ac750105
                      //Events:                         00bfea71-ec85-4903-972d-ebe475780106
                      //Workflow Tasks:                 00bfea71-a83e-497e-9ba0-7a5c597d0107

                      if (!excludeListTemplates.Contains(list.TemplateFeatureId.ToString()) || (!chkFilterList.Checked))
                      {
                          drpLists.Items.Add(list.Title);
                      }

                  }
 
              }

              
          }
          catch (System.Exception)
          {
              //Handle It
          }

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