From a List Button or Visualforce Page, I wanna redirect to a ListView after. Common, right?

Life is great when we're dealing with Standard Controller: using view() method.

What is the correct, documented, future-proof way to do this from a Standard Set Controller?

public PageReference back() {

    //this seems so fragile and lightning-unfriendly: "/001?fcf=00B24000004cfLK"

    SelectOption listViewOption = controller.getListViewOptions()[0];

    PageReference pr = new PageReference('/' + SObjectType.Account.KeyPrefix);

    pr.getParameters().put('fcf', listViewOption.getValue().left(15));

    return pr;


I had some some ideas using ApexPages.Action but they caused kooky Internal Salesforce Errors:

public PageReference back() {

    String expression = '{!URLFOR($Action.My__c.List, $ObjectType.My__c)}';

    ApexPages.Action action = new ApexPages.Action(expression);

    return action.invoke();


Whoa. This works:

public PageReference listView() {

    return new ApexPages.Action('{!List}').invoke();


But is it documented?

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    Not explicitly with {!list} but it is here: developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.apexcode.meta/… - it shows {!save} AND developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.pages.meta/pages/… - shows list so you have to infer the items together to get to where you got – Eric Oct 20 '15 at 2:22
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    nope, I did not even catch that.....But i believe they share the same prototype object or something...no expert at all here but it would appear based on what you found that there is something shared between them – Eric Oct 20 '15 at 2:25
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    StandardSetController objects allow you to create list controllers similar to - So a set controller lets you create a list controller(s) so just a set of lists lol - no wonder we get confused...Please tell me if I am completely wrong here, just trying to help, not trying to say I know anything – Eric Oct 20 '15 at 2:33
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    Have you attempted to compile while using a standard set controller and attempting to execute the list() method? Would be interesting if it compiled and validate what you are seeing. Wish I was near an org ATM – Eric Oct 20 '15 at 2:59
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    lol - As Microsoft would say - Working as designed..... – Eric Oct 20 '15 at 3:20

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