How to Hide List or Document Library in SharePoint

In this SharePoint tutorial, we will discuss how to hide list or document library in SharePoint. We will learn how to hide a SharePoint list or document library programmatically using the SharePoint server object model code. And also we will discuss how we can hide a list or document library from SharePoint Designer 2013/2010.

By using the server object model code, we can hide the list or document library in SharePoint 2010/2013/2016/2019. By using SharePoint designer approach we can hide the list or document library in SharePoint on-premises and SharePoint Online.

Hide List or Document Library in SharePoint Programmatically using Server Object Model Code:

We can easily hide the SharePoint list or document library using the SharePoint server object model code. Below is the code to hide list or document library. You can write in a visual web part or in a feature in SharePoint 2010/2013/2016.

using (SPSite site = new SPSite(“http://SiteURL”))
{
using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb())
{
SPList list = web.Lists[“MyList”];
list.Hidden = true;
list.Update();
}
}

Once you execute the code, MyList will not be visible in the Site Contents page in SharePoint.

Hide List or Document Library in SharePoint using SharePoint designer 2013/2010

We can also easily hide list or document library using SharePoint designer 2013/2010.

For this Open the SharePoint site using SharePoint designer 2013/2010, then from the Site Objects click on Lists and Libraries.

Then Click on the particular list which you want to hide, This will open the settings home page.

From the Settings page, from the General Settings, Check the check box “Hide from browser”.

hide document library sharepoint
hide document library sharepoint

Then Click on Save.

Now when open the SharePoint site in the browser, the list will be hidden.

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Hope this SharePoint tutorial explains, how we can hide a list or document library using SharePoint server object model code and using SharePoint designer 2013/2010.

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Bijay Kumar

I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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