Check if list already exists or not using sharepoint 2013 client object model autohosted apps

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In this post we will discuss how to check if a list is already exists or not using sharepoint 2013 client object model autohosted apps.

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Below is the full code to check if the list is already exists or not.

var spContext = SharePointContextProvider.Current.GetSharePointContext(Context);

using (var clientContext = spContext.CreateUserClientContextForSPHost())


/*——————–Check the list if aalready Exist———————*/

ListCollection listCollection = clientContext.Web.Lists;

clientContext.Load(listCollection, lists => lists.Include(list => list.Title).Where(list => list.Title == “Thought_Of_The_Day”));


if (listCollection.Count > 0)


Response.Write(“List all ready exist…”);




Response.Write(“List not exist”);



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About Navneet Singh

I am Navneet Singh, Working at C3it software solutions pvt. ltd. in Pune. My core skills are SharePoint 2013, Office 365, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Designer, SharePoint Designer Workflow, Nintex Workflow, Infopath, Webpart, CSOM/SSOM, Power-shell, C#, ASP.NET and SQL Server.

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