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Hiding SharePoint Lists

Sometimes we do feel a need to hide SharePoint Lists. Following are few ways which could some in handy while trying to achieve this objective.
Using SharePoint Designer:

  1. Start SharePoint Designer and open your site.
  2. Click on the “Lists and Libraries” in the Navigation pane
  3. Select the list/library which you need to hide
  4. On the details page check the “Hide from browser” checkbox and save
  5. To unhide the list un-check the checkbox and save 
sharepoint designer
SharePoint Designer

Using Code:
The other way is to obviously do this through code. SPList has a property as Hidden which can be set to true or false

using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://YourSiteUrl"))
                    using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb())
                        SPList list = web.Lists["Announcements"];
                        //Set this property to true or false accordingly
                        list.Hidden = false;

Enable Incoming email inside a SharePoint list

SharePoint provides a functionality where lists can be configured to receive and store emails. Let us look at how we can do this from SharePoint UI as well as code

From UI:

  • Navigate to the list for which you want to enable and configure incoming e-mail support.
  • Click Settings, and then click List Settings.
  • Under Communications, click Incoming e-mail settings. (The Incoming e-mail settings link is available only if incoming e-mail support is not enabled in Central Administration.)
  • In the E-Mail section, choose Yes to enable this list to receive e-mail, and then type the alias that you want to use to send e-mail to this list.
  • In the E-Mail Attachments section, choose whether you want to archive the e-mail attachments in this list.
  • In the E-Mail Message section, choose whether to save the original e-mail in this list. (If you choose Yes, the original e-mail is saved as an attachment.)
  • In the E-Mail Meeting Invitations section, choose whether to archive meeting invitations that were sent as e-mail in this list.
  • In the E-Mail Security section, choose whether to accept e-mail from only members of the site who can write to the list or to accept e-mail regardless of who sends the e-mail.
From Code:

SPSite site = new SPSite("{yoursite"});
            SPWeb web =  site.OpenWeb();
            SPList list = site.Lists[listGuid];

            list.ContentTypesEnabled = true;            
            list.EnableAssignToEmail = true;
            list.EmailAlias = myText.Text;

            //Group attachments in folders, options: "subject"/ "sender"/ "root"
            list.RootFolder.Properties["vti_emailattachmentfolders"] = "sender";
            //Options 1=true 0=false
            list.RootFolder.Properties["vti_emailoverwrite"] = 0;                  
            list.RootFolder.Properties["vti_emailusesecurity"] = 0;
            list.RootFolder.Properties["vti_emailsaveattachments"] = 1;

            list.RootFolder.Properties["vti_emailsaveoriginal"] = 1;                
            list.RootFolder.Properties["vti_emailsavemeetings"] = 0;                
            list.RootFolder.Properties["vti_emailusesecurity"] = 1;