Get the SPFieldUserValueCollection values using Client Object Model in SharePoint 2010

In this article we will be seeing how to get the SPFieldUserValueCollection values using a Client Object Model in SharePoint 2010.


I have a custom list named SPList which contains the following columns and data

Client Object Model in SharePoint 2010

The MultiUser column is created using a Person or Group field type and Allow Multiple Selections option is enabled.

Client Object Model in SharePoint 2010

In this we will see how to get the MultiUser column value for a particular item which is a SPFieldUserValueCollection using a Client Object Model.

Client Object Model:

  1. Open Visual Studio 2010.
  2. On the File Menu, click on New and then click on Project.
  3. Select  theConsole Application template from Installed templates.
  4. Check whether the project is targeted to .NET Framework 3.5.
  5. Enter the Name for the project and then click on Ok.
  6. Right click on the project and then click on Properties.
  7. Click on Build tab, and check whether the Platform Target is selected as Any CPU.
  8. Add the following references.

    • Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll
  9. Add the following namespaces.

    • Using Microsoft.SharePoint.Client;

  10. Replace Program.cs with the following code.

    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Text;
    using Microsoft.SharePoint.Client;
    using System.Net;

    namespace FieldUserValue
        class Program
            static void Main(string[] args)
                            ClientContext clientContext = new ClientContext("https://serverName:2010/");
                List oList = clientContext.Web.Lists.GetByTitle("SPList");          
                ListItem item = oList.GetItemById(12);
                foreach (FieldUserValue userValue in item["MultiUser"] as FieldUserValue[])

  11. Build the solution.

  12. Hit F5.

  13. Output:

    Client Object Model in SharePoint 2010 Output

Note: Please refer FieldUserValue for more information.

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