Retrieve List Data from Office 365 SharePoint Online 2013 C#

The short article shows a common code snippet to retrieve the data from SharePoint 2013 Online List. This is for Office 365 SharePoint Online or some other people call it SharePoint 2013 Online. For the on premise code refer to

The code below is retrieve the Id and DisplayName from the List named NewList. See the comments in line with the code then you will understand the code better.

static void Main()


    //youe url must be correct

    string siteUrlSource =”;


    //this is where you use your declared url

ClientContext clientContextSource = new ClientContext(siteUrlSource);


    //For SharePoint Online this is the important section

    string password = “Password”;

    SecureString securePassword = new SecureString();


    foreach(char c in password)




clientContextSource.Credentials = new SharePointOnlineCredentials(“”, securePassword);


    //the List name goes here

    SP.List oList = clientContextSource.Web.Lists.GetByTitle(“NewList”);


    CamlQuery camlQuery = new CamlQuery();

    camlQuery.ViewXml = “<View><RowLimit>100</RowLimit></View>”;


    ListItemCollection collListItem = oList.GetItems(camlQuery);



         items => items.Include(

            item => item.Id,

            item => item.DisplayName,

            item => item.HasUniqueRoleAssignments));


    //if your url is wrong or list name is wrong then you will normal get exception here



    foreach (ListItem oListItem in collListItem)


        Console.WriteLine(“ID: {0} \nDisplay name: {1} \nUnique role assignments: {2}”,

            oListItem.Id, oListItem.DisplayName, oListItem.HasUniqueRoleAssignments);




You can also download a single solution from The sample file name is My MSN ID is


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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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