Adding a webpart

Today I tried to add a web part to a page using the following code:

ListViewWebPart webpart = new ListViewWebPart();
webpart.Title = "Matter Emails";
webpart.ListName = item.ListItems.List.ID.ToString("B").ToUpper();
webpart.ViewGuid = item.ListItems.List.Views["All Emails"].ID.ToString();
webpart.Visible = true;
WebPartManager.AddWebPart(webpart, "TopLeftRow", 1);
WebPartManager.SaveChanges(webpart);

This gave me a “The specified view is invalid” Exception on the AddWebPart call.

The specified view is invalid in call to LimitedWebPartManager.AddWebPart

Your Solution

Then I moved the following line:

webpart.ViewGuid = item.ListItems.List.Views["All Emails"].ID.ToString();

resulting in

ListViewWebPart webpart = new ListViewWebPart();
webpart.Title = "Matter Emails";
webpart.ListName = item.ListItems.List.ID.ToString("B").ToUpper();
webpart.Visible = true;
WebPartManager.AddWebPart(webpart, "TopLeftRow", 1);
webpart.ViewGuid = item.ListItems.List.Views["All Emails"].ID.ToString();
WebPartManager.SaveChanges(webpart);

and the web part was added to the page with the correct view.

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By Pieter Veenstra

Business Applications and Office Apps & Services Microsoft MVP working as a Microsoft Productivity Principal Consultant at HybrIT Services. You can contact me using contact@veenstra.me.uk.

One thought on “SharePoint 2013 – The specified view is invalid in call to LimitedWebPartManager.AddWebPart”
  1. Thanks, this was super helpful. SP makes me nervous sometimes… the same code that was working in MOSS2007 does not working in SP2016, because of the ordering within the code!

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