A content type is a reusable collection of columns and settings that can be applied to a certain category of SharePoint content

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How to open a file using Item Id in SharePoint document library?

I am working on SharePoint Foundation 2010. I want to open file from a link. I found a solution "Link To Document" content type. But in "Link To Document" content type we need filename of original ...
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Position of Content Types

Whats the difference in creating a Content Type in the Root Site collection to that of a subweb? I've noticed when created at Root lovel its available to all sub-webs wheras if I create at web level ...
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Centrally managing or updating the content types of all document libraries in SharePoint 2010

So I have read articles on Managed Metadata, Content Type Publishing and Editing Document Library templates and while related none of these seem to do what I want to do. I want to add the "Link to ...
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Can an InfoPath 2010 form be built from an existing content type

I have several custom content types defined in a site collection defined as a hub. These content types have been published and I have some other sites that use these content types. I would like to ...
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Opening newform/editform.aspx in SP Designer for further customization only shows default forms

On a document library I have a custom content type and I want to edit its forms in SP Designer. Going to the library in Designer and clicking on any of the forms in the Forms section shows a seemingly ...
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Creating a New Form for content types in SharePoint Designer

This question is specific for SharePoint 2010. I have one list with 2 site content types. In SharePoint Designer, I can create a New Form and specify a content type for that specific New Form. When ...
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How to add a new custom Content Type without disruption?

I need to add a new custom Content Type to an existing SharePoint Intranet site but I want to make sure I do not disrupt any of the data or web parts on the site. What is the best way to go about ...
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Propagate Site Column Changes to Pages

Is there a way to change a SharePoint Image site column to enable the use of RichText, and then propagate that change across all sites of the site collection? The issue I am experiencing is that ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': The parent content type specified by content type identifier 0x0101 does not exist

I have created 80 content types. some of them are inherited from some other content types. I have placed all the content types in feature in such an order that parent content types are at top. But ...
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How to enforce metadata in document information panel in SP2010

My document library supports several custom content types. When "Add new document" is clicked, the Browse dialog for uploading the file is followed by the Document Information Panel which is properly ...
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Content type ID on a file different from actual content type ID?

Moving from "a sharepoint user" to "a sharepoint power user", I now am facing the world of Powershell and more. One thing that really puzzles me is the following. Ok, so I have a document library ...
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Copying content types along with the Infopath Form from one library to another in SharePoint 2007

I am trying to copy a Infopath Form from one library to another ( archive ) in SharePoint 2007 with all of the information available in the first library. In other words, I do not want only copy the ...
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InfoPath form published into a Content Type Hub doesn't load in web browser in consuming libraries

We are deploying several content types to an organisation via the Content Type Hub functionality of the Managed Metadata Service in SharePoint 2010. Our main focus at the moment is Project Server and ...
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Sharepoint Change Content Type Dropdown

SharePoint ChangeContentType DropDown I have attached an application page to the custom document based content type as its edit form. That content type is being used in a document library which has ...
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Attempting to Add a Column to the Folder Content Type Leads to “The content type ”Folder“ is sealed”

I want to add a column called "Relevance" to the Folder content type so that I can create views based off of it. Is this not possible?
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Content type inheritance and event receiver

I have defined in a VS project a custom content type "Parent". I want to let the user create (from the ui) child content type of this content type, while benefiting some shared behavior (auto filling ...
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List Content Type broken from the site content type

How can I re-establish a broken link between a list content type and a Site content type, considering the fact that most of the existing documents are already using the broken list content type?
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Different View for Top-Level folder and folders of a Content Type (programmatically)

I have a Document Library where I add Folders of a specific Content Type. Inside these folders I can upload documents. I would like to have different Views for both. I found a manual solution as ...
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Programmatically create a new document based on a content type template

As in the title, I need to programmatically create a new document based on a content type template. Does anyone know the best way to do this? Normally, to add files you use Web.Files.Add(), but all ...
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How to save infopath form with unique filename when it is published as site content type

I created an InfoPath form which should be published as a site content type. The content type will be used in several libraries. The form must create an unique filename for every new instance. Every ...
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Why the Required property of field is changing to false?

I created site column with Required="true". Then I created site content type and added my column to it . Then I created list, selected "Allow management of content types?" to "Yes" and added my ...
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What is the purpose of SharePoint 2013 Site Content Type - “JavaScript Display Template”?

Under SharePoint 2013 Site Content Type - JavaScript Display Template Content Type is present, what is the purpose of the content type and how we use it?
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How to change site collection URL (Content Type Hub) in Managed Metadata service application

in Application Management -> Manage Service Applications -> Managed Metadata Service. Select manage metadata service and click properties. In properties window, I have added Site collection URL ...
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Custom list definition using OOB Site column causing problem

I have a custom list definition where i want to use the OOB URL site column plus a site column that i created in another list definition. When i do it and try to display the All Items view it says it ...
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Adding a required column for an existing content type, what happens?

This is just a theoretical question as I am in planning stage, so I dont need to know how to do things, just if they are possible. Lets say I have a content type that I need to change and add a ...
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Get all Files from sub folder of a certain content type

my problem is I have a document library with sub folders. Also the document library got more than one content type. Is there a way to create a CAML or LINQ query to get all files of a certain content ...
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Changing character limit on inherited column of custom content type

I've inherited the OOTB content type 'Announcement'. I want to set a character limit on the 'Body' column for this particular child content type. Is this possible/feasible or is this generally ...
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Document Library - Content Type selection ignored!

Not sure yet if something wrong on my Foundation installation or a new SP2013 bug. On SP2013 (didn't happen on SP2010!) - create new Document Library app and use Advanced Settings to set it to Manage ...
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Issue with lookup column in subsite

I add lookup columns with a elements.xml file and like everyone else I had issues with them once deployed, i.e. "Get information from:" was empty for the lookup list. I found www.n8d.at/blog/lookup-...
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Sharepoint Content-Types 0x01 0x0120

Was wondering if someone could point me in the direction of info that details what fields these content types add to my custom list. Was also curious if someone could explain what the Folder element ...
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Get content Type order in C#

I am building a web part that would be added to the bottom of every library view and would display the folder content types making it easy to create a new folder (rather than having to go to documents ...
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Make Link to a Document more user friendly

The way Link to a Document works is that I need to go to the place where I want the link to appear. Click this content type and then provide the URL to the document in some remote location. This makes ...
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Adding default “Created” column to content type

I am working with a third-party solution for SharePoint that has some limitations I am trying to work around. We are using a SharePoint library as a repository for XML objects, and this third-party ...
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Ghost Column in Sharepoint by FieldRef deletion

Let me explain my situation. I have some Document Libaries that derives from some content type some columns. In some of these columns I have (by mistake) add two times the same columns with different ...
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Error while form opening if it is created from SharePoint Designer

I got stuck! :P My goal: New form in source library ====> New form in target library [both web-browser enabled, following Infopath templates] Using "create list item" action within a workflow (...
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Content Type Lifecycle management best practices

I saw thisarticle in the link below and I wonder if you could help me with some questions I have http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee330223(v=office.12).aspx In our current project, which we ...
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To deploy page layout with feature at the same time of adding content type, the content type Id issue

First let me describe my situation: Now I'm using object model to add two content types (inheriting Pages content type) using the FeatureActivating methode in the Feature Receiver. in the same ...
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How to check if a list content type has its link broken from the site collection content type definition

Its very clear to me that content types after they are deployed their inherited lists shouldnt be changed manually using the web gui. “Do not, under any circumstances, update the content type ...
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Form to pick a folder content type from a list and create such a foder

After a document is uploaded, SP opens a form (EditForm if I am not mistaken) that allows the user to pick the content type of the new document from a list of document content types allowed in the ...
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Why would a content type column not show up in library settings?

Background I have a content type (CT2) with 7 site columns. CT2 inherits from CT1 which has 3 columns. We are using CT2 in several document libraries. In one document library The columns for ...
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Changing content type from a sp2013 app using REST

I'm creating an app that uses a calendar and its events as a source for information. My app, however, needs some additional fields associated with the event. The additional fields are easy to create ...
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Create Custom Ribbon Tab with New Document Flyout

My boss wants me to assume that the clients are complete idiots and that the standard document tab with all the options is too scary even with all the options grayed out. He wants me to create a ...
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How to tackle the Item default content type?

As you know "Title" field is a built-in column that is gets created automatically in every SharePoint list, and If I tried to hide that field ("Title" column) by modifying the Item default content ...
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How can I add button to ribbon that visible only for specific content type?

I have document library and i want to add button that will be visible only for my content type: <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/"> <!-- Parent ContentType: ...
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Sequential workflow running twice sharepoint 2007

I inherited a site with a sequential workflow (created in Visual Studio 2008). The workflow is attached to a content type and is set to run only on item created. Recently, I attached three declarative ...
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How to determine item ContentType in FormControl (FieldIterator for instance)?

I've implemented my ListFieldIterator to change the way field controls rendered. I'd like to change the behaviour of form depending on the item content type, but any attempts to determine ...
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Get ContentType in ItemAdding Event Handler

I need to change a field in the item being added based on its content type. This needs to happen before the item has been added - hence ItemAdding event receiver. Using ItemAdded is no good since the ...
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Add field to List Content Type using Powershell

I'm updating predefined content types with 2 new field, but I have to set the ContentType.Update(false,false). Which means that it will not propagate the changes to the list content type (instances ...
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New column added to content type - not appearing on an item of that type

As title says, I have added a Site Column to an extisting Site Content Type. When looking at an item (it happens to be a page) that is of that content type, I can't see the new field. By 'looking at', ...
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Should i use content types, if i develop a solution for SP with Visual Studio?

I'm a little bit confused about the question. Currently we are using site columns (which make perfectly sense for me) and content types and lists which are using that content types. As i see it ...