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This may be basic but being a novice in SharePoint, I am not able to figure out how to create a new Content Type with Survey as base type. Adding a new Content Type in Visual Studio presents me a list of type from which I can select but Survey type is not present there.

Please help me out.

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Does this help:… ? – eirikb Sep 26 '12 at 5:16
@eirikb I have already seen that. It doesn't help. I need guidance on how to do this exactly. – Mayank Sep 26 '12 at 6:46
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You can't because the Survey Content Type don't exist

Surveys are lists with BaseType="4", which has it's fields defined in the <BaseTypes> section in SharePointRoot\Template\Global\XML\ONET.xml

As all list get a content type which inherits from the base content type of their items, this also happens for Surveys, but their local content type inherits from 0x System

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You are right! I ended up creating my own list definition based on Survey and then customizing it. – Mayank Sep 27 '12 at 3:17

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