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As title says, I can only see the 'Title' field when adding a new item to my custom list.

Any ideas?

I've double checked the field definitions and checked the field references are in both default views. No problems there.

I can create the list using the definitions, and I can add new list items, and the custom fields are disblayed in the list table and in list settings - but not in the 'Add New Item' dialog.

EDIT: I think this may be because my custom list definitions are inheriting from the 'Item' content type if this is of any use to anyone about to suggest an answer!?

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How are you creating the custom fields? Xml Feature Definitions? Code? Through the UI? – Neil White Sep 4 '12 at 19:19
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I'm going to leave this question posted here because the solution doesn't appear to be documented much.

^ That page addressed my exact problem.

The solution being:

"Remove the content type reference from the markup..."

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please accept your answer dude. – Hugh Wood Nov 8 '12 at 9:29

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