Unable to List All SharePoint Online Lists Using SharePoint SPFX Framework

ChiranthakaJ 0 Reputation points

Hi All,

I'm new to SharePoint SPFX development. As I am new to SharePoint SPFx, I was trying the below Microsoft Official Tutorial Connect your client-side web part to SharePoint (Hello World part 2) .

I successfully completed Part 01 of the tutorial series, Build your first SharePoint client-side web part (Hello World part 1) 

When I'm following Part 02 I got stuck at the below 2 methods


  private _renderListAsync(): void {
      .then((response) => {
      .catch(() => {});

The error is in line 4 (response.value), which is 'Argument of type 'ISPLists[]' is not assignable to parameter of type 'ISPList[]'. Type 'ISPLists' is missing the following properties from type 'ISPList': Title, Idts(2345)'

Also in the same method line 6 (.catch(() => {});), which is 'Unexpected empty arrow function.eslint@typescript-eslint/no-empty-function'


private _getListData(): Promise<ISPLists> {
    return this.context.spHttpClient.get(`${this.context.pageContext.web.absoluteUrl}/_api/web/lists?$filter=Hidden eq false`, SPHttpClient.configurations.v1)
      .then((response: SPHttpClientResponse) => {
        return response.json();
      .catch(() => {}); 

The error is in line 6 (.catch(() => {});), which is Unexpected empty arrow function.eslint@typescript-eslint/no-empty-function

I tried many threads but didn't get an answer.

I'm using SharePoint Online, NodeJs 16.20.0, NPM 8.19.4 without using any front-end framework like React or Angular.

Please refer to the below link for the source code for the solution.  Source code - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1RccnNmjIDdqeOvUxg-cnG-byxVwuhNe8?usp=sharing

Could you please help me to solve this issue?

Best regards, ChiranthakaJ

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  1. ChengFeng - MSFT 5,020 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @ChiranthakaJ

    The reason for the error is that in the ISPLists interface, the type of the value attribute is defined as ISPLists[]. 

    This would result in a recursive reference because the ISPLists interface itself has a property named value whose type is also ISPLists[].

    Please follow the official documentation to replace this part of your code with

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    modify it like this:

    export interface ISPLists {
         value: ISPList[];

    This official document:

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    Here is my test code:

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    Here is test result:

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