Take the 2-minute tour ×
SharePoint Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for SharePoint enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Any idea how to render a managed metadata column as a dropdown list (just like the choice field)?

share|improve this question
add comment

2 Answers 2

up vote 0 down vote accepted

I've just implemented a whole set of field controls for a publishing site where we replace the default metadata control with, dropdowns, checkboxes etc. Far easier for the end-user and we still want to manage the information as managed terms.

Just create a new field control inheriting from BaseFieldControl (Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls) and customize its UI as you like.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Why would you want to do this? If you create Managed Metadata column and have a flat term set (no nesting) you essentially get the same functionality...

share|improve this answer
    
Fewer clicks for the user. Say you have 5 fields, and you have no idea of what options are availible in each field. Then you first have to open the "metadata popup" and then select an item. That operation times 5 fields makes some extra clicks... –  Larsi May 12 '10 at 18:41
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.