SharePoint 2013 – The specified view is invalid in call to LimitedWebPartManager.AddWebPart

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.

One thought on “SharePoint 2013 – The specified view is invalid in call to LimitedWebPartManager.AddWebPart

  1. commented on October 6, 2017 by ashwinkraj

    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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