Does anyone have examples on, how to create list, add items to List Manager programatically?

  • how to get list by name, if not there then add it Commented Aug 27, 2017 at 9:13

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There are 2 types of lists: Contact List and segmented list, each one has its own class to handle them.

You need a reference to: Sitecore.ListManagement.ContentSearch.dll

Contact List

//Get the manager
var listManager = Sitecore.Configuration.Factory.CreateObject("contactListManager", false) as ContactListManager;

//Create a list
ContactList list =  new ContactList()
    Name = name,
    Description = description,
    ParentId = new ID(parentId)

//Move the list to a folder (its parent)
listManager.MoveList(list.Id, list.ParentId.ToString());

//Finding a list by ID.
var list = listManager.FindById(listId);

Segmented List Manager

var segmentedListManager = Sitecore.Configuration.Factory.CreateObject("segmentedListManager", false) as SegmentedListManager;

All the other methods are the same.

These are the most basic operations you can do with lists, let me know if you need to do something else.

  • Which dll has this class ContactList?
    – Durga Bose
    Commented Jun 10, 2018 at 15:08
  • I have updated the answer: Sitecore.ListManagement.ContentSearch.dll Commented Jun 13, 2018 at 10:18
  • 1
    In later versions it's Sitecore.ListManagement.dll Commented Jun 13, 2018 at 11:11

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