Load SharePoint 2007 List into DataTable


I have been playing around with the Web Services provided by SharePoint and thought this code example might help someone else as it took me a bit to track down.

private ListService.Lists listService = new ListService.Lists();
private void LoadList(string listName) {

   XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
   XmlNode listQuery = doc.SelectSingleNode("//Query");
   XmlNode listViewFields = doc.SelectSingleNode("//ViewFields");
   XmlNode listQueryOptions = doc.SelectSingleNode("//QueryOptions");
   XmlNode node;

   listService.UseDefaultCredentials = true;
   listService.Url = "http://localhost/_vti_bin/Lists.asmx";
   node = listService.GetListItems(listName, string.Empty, listQuery, listViewFields, "0", listQueryOptions, string.Empty);
   XmlTextReader reader = new XmlTextReader(node.OuterXml, XmlNodeType.Element, null);
   DataSet ds = new DataSet();
   DataTable table = ds.Tables["row"];


About wesmacdonald

Wes MacDonald is a Visual Studio ALM MVP, PSD, MCT and a Principal Consultant for LIKE 10 INC., a SharePoint Server, Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server Consulting Firm providing premium support and guidance services.

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