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SharePoint 2010 - List - Add, Edit, Delete Using Code

By Jean Paul on May 03, 2012
In this article we can experiment with list manipulations through code.
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In this article we can experiment with list manipulations through code. The following are the list operations to perform:

  1. Add
  2. Edit
  3. Delete

Pre-Requisite

To proceed we need to create a list named "Tasks" using the template "Tasks".

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Now create a new "SharePoint Console Application" project inside Visual Studio.

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Ensure you changed the "Application Target Framework" to the .Net 3.5 version.

Adding an Item

For adding a new Task Item execute the following code:

using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://appes-pc"))
{
    using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb())                 
    {
        SPList list = web.Lists["Tasks"];
        SPListItem item = list.Items.Add();
        item["Title"] = "New Task";
        item["Description"] = "Description of Task";

        item.Update();
    }
}

Now you can check the Tasks list inside SharePoint and you will see the new item there.

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Editing an Item

For editing an existing task use the following code. Here we are changing the first item Title and Description.

using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://appes-pc"))
{
    using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb())
    {
        SPList list = web.Lists["Tasks"];
        SPListItem item = list.Items[0];
        item["Title"] = "Edited Task";
        item["Description"] = "Description of Task (edited)";
 
        item.Update();
    }
}


Going back to SharePoint you will see the edited task:

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Deleting an Item

For deleting an item use the following code:

using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://appes-pc"))
{
    using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb())
    {
        SPList list = web.Lists["Tasks"];
        SPListItem item = list.Items[0];

        item.Delete();
    }
}


Now you can go back to SharePoint and see that the item was deleted.

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References

http://suguk.org/blogs/tomp/archive/2006/09/28/Adding_SPListItems.aspx

Summary

In this article we have experimented with the list manipulations Add, Edit and Delete through code. In real-life we will need to automate list manipulations and the programming will be a help in this regard.
 

Jean Paul

Jean Paul is a Developer plus Architect working on Microsoft Technologies for the past 12 years. He is very much passionate in programming and his core skills are SharePoint, ASP.NET & C#.  In the academic side... Read more

Personal Blog: http://jeanpaulva.com/
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