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Is it possible to create a new Column Type in SharePoint? I did a little looking around but didn't find anything... Below is an image that I hope clarifies what I am talking about:

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yes, it is possible. In technical terms, you need to create a new field type. Check the article below in SharePoint SDK to get started.

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Very useful link. thx – neo269 Jun 11 '11 at 7:41
I think this article is well worth reading… – Ryan Jun 13 '11 at 10:16

I know this question has already been answered but here is another article that may help if you are using WSS 3/MOSS 2007 from MSDN Magazine (May 2009):

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