SharePoint development: handy little utility to get GUID’s and Attribute names

I just stumbled accross a handy little utility that is really handy during SharePoint development: Show List and ViewGUIDs.

Type a Site URL, and select “Display Lists Titles and Ids”. From the list of lists you can select a list GUID, and with right-click copy it to the List ID input field.


After clicking “Display Views” you see the available list views. Again you can select a view guid, and with right-click copy it to the View input field.


Select “Display Items” to display the list items in the view.


With a click on “Display default List Attribute Names” de internal names of the fields in the list are displayed.


Very useful if you don't have tools like SharePoint Explorer or SharePoint Inspector installed, or if you find those tools too large/slow/complex to get some GUIDs and name information fast.


  • Hey, Serge... (back to SharePoint, are you? it's still my life). This is a nice find! Sometimes the developers are not given access to production servers command line and this is helpful to troubleshoot remotely. Hope you are well!

  • This is an excellent tool. More handy than the Inspector or Explorer, since it uses web services.

    I was teaching myself the Web Services API and using Fiddler, I was able to figure out how you called everything. It saved me tons of time. Thanks!

  • Any chance of getting this source code on this one?

  • Any Source code available?


  • authentication failed error is been thrown. any advice.


  • I find your Utility very useful but I can't use it against sites that use https
    it throws exceptions

    Any chance to improve or get the source code?

  • When I run the utility I am getting an Error like : the request failed with HHTp staus 401: Unautorized. Its not letting me run the Web Service.

  • Same issue: When I run the utility I am getting an Error like : the request failed with HtTp status 401: Unauthorized.

  • This is a great tool, it saves me tons of work, Thanks again Serge.

  • Thanks for this info...:Life Saver...

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