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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Set “Allow management of content types?” set to “Yes” within a Content Type or List Definition

How do you set "Allow management of content types?" to "Yes" within a Content Type or List Definition?
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Centralising site columns

I'm fairly new to the SharePoint 2010 development world (I'm more of an infrastructure guy) so please bear with me. We have a number of time zones we support and we would like to make these available ...
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Is it possible to display the FieldRenderingControl of a FormField without providing a ListId?

Is it possible to display the FieldRenderingControl of a FormField without providing a ListId? I'm creating a dynamic form based off of a content type. Most of the time the data from this form will ...
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Extending Survey Content Type

Does anyone know of a limitation that would prevent a developer from creating a new Content using the Survey Content Type as a base? We are hoping to add a few columns to that base Survey List.
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Sharepoint Designer > Use Custom Field from Content Type to set a HTML Attibute

I'm really not a Designer, but unfortunately, I have to design something. Any help will be much appreciated. The Scenario: I have a Page Layout with my own Content Type. One of the Fields in the ...
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Open Document Content Type from SharePoint 2010 Library with perfect trust

I just created Document Content Type and then create new document from New Document. I got the popup "Some files can harm your computer. If the file information below looks suspicious, or you do not ...
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How to make Title READONLY in custom list

If I set the title field to Read only (since I will calculate it based upon other values) in the ListAdded Event handler, when i open up a form for creating a new item i get an error. Event ...
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Should I this add metadata to my contenttype? And can I make the information be filled out automagicly?

I'm building a sln for managing projects. A site will be created for each project. Each project has a projectId, and is also related to a CustomerID, and a OrderId. The project site includes a ...
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Document IDs on existing Lists with inherited Content Types not showing

I've got some existing lists that have custom content types inherited from the Document content type. I've activated the Document ID Service feature, and any new lists I create using the same content ...
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Re-create new Content Type using SchemaXml of an existing Content Type

I have the XML schema information (SPContentType.SchemaXml) of a content type. I am looking for a method that takes this information to recreate the content type at a different location? Thank you. ...
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SharePoint List with multiple content types and the datasheet view

According to this thread. SharePoint 2010 does not "support" using the datasheet view with multiple content types configured anymore. But maybe somebody knows a workaround for my problem: I have a ...
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After upgrade from 2007 to 2010 - Field Duplicate when trying to add feature

I upgraded a sharepoint from 2007 to 2010 with attaching the content database. After that i developed a new solution with the same content type i used in 2007. Adding the solution works fine but ...
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Starting fresh project using Sharepoint 2010 foundation

I have a wss 3.0 site that is working and functional. I didn't wanted to migrate the site to Sharepoint foundation as there are some issues with the site during migration. Also I would like to have ...
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Why is Word document created from template saved locally, instead of to the document library?

I have created a custom content type at the root of my Site Collection and set this content type to use a Word document template, which resides in a different document library on the root site. (The ...
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Will data be affected on dropping features

If I drop\delete features like SiteColumn, ContentType or ListDefinition which may be referred by sites to hold data. In such cases, will the data also get deleted?
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Migrating a site from one SC to another - ContentType problems [closed]

Recently I took over a sharepoint 2010 consolidation project from another developer. The goal was to combine 6+ standalone Site Collection + Site stacks into one Site Collection. Apparantly 5 of the ...
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Web part and content type

I'm using SharePoint 2007, custom list. I have created 2 content type on that list. on the home page I create 2 web part. I want that each content type appear in one web part. is it possible?
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Show/Hide Content Editor Web Part Based on Sharepoint Custom Content Type

I have created a room/resource reservation process using custom content event types. They are as follows: *Reserve a Room *Reserve an AV Resource *Reserve the Conference Room I have created a CEWP ...
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User control in custom list item edit - when can I see content type of item?

I have a user control I'm using to edit new list items. In my Page_Load event, I am trying to retrieve the Content Type of the new item to use in further logic. But, I'm getting a null reference ...
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Sharepoint List - Multiple Content Types - No Default Type?

I have a Sharepoint Calendar List that has multiple content types. When I click the "Add Item" link on the calendar, I am prompted to add information for the default content type. However, I want to ...
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Reorder Content Type Columns

I have a custom content type with some custom site columns. I can't find anywhere to reorder the columns for the content type. How can this be done in Sharepoint Designer 2010? Thanks.
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Change Base Content Type of Content Type

In Sharepoint 2010, is there any way to change the parent (or base) type of a Content Type after the relationship has been established?
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Can I order by Content Type in a CAML query?

Is it possible to order by content type in a CAML query? I seem to always get the same result no matter what I do with the Order by. Ordering by ID instead works perfectly. query.Query = @" ...
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Document Sets & Content Types

Our users generally work offline - hence we want an ability in Document Set whereby Documents can be uploaded in a Document Set The Uploader is asked - Which Document Set should be used to uploaded ...
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Adding a site column and add it to a content type from PowerShell issue

Within a PS script, I'm trying to add a site column and add this column to a custom content type. Here is my script : add-pssnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -EA 0 function ...
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Custom content type throwing errors?

I have created a custom content type that uses several custom fields that I created in the same project. When I deploy the content type for the first time it works fine. When I try to deploy ...
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SharePoint search not indexing contents of document libraries

I have a strange problem where the MS Word documents my documemt libraries are not being indexed. When i look at the crawl log i can see that the crawl is indexing the libraries themselves but not any ...
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Workflow For Forms

My company is currently planning to setup Sharepoint 2010 and I have been tasked with converting old forms (e.g. Vacation Request Form) into workflows in Sharepoint. Historically, the forms have been ...
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Add site column to site content type error

var objWeb = properties.Feature.Parent as SPWeb; Guid webPublishingGuid = new Guid("94c94ca6-b32f-4da9-a9e3-1f3d343d7ecb"); SPFeature feature = null; SPSite site = objWeb.Site; feature = ...
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Overriding FormUrls and alternative form?

In a content type, I override the forms of the CT : <XmlDocuments> <XmlDocument NamespaceURI="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/v3/contenttype/forms/url"> <FormUrls ...
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Provisioning Custom Content Types and Document Templates

I am using a complete 2010 environment (SP,VS and Word) but when I provision my content type using XML, while it provisions everything and appears to work, when I create a new Word document from my ...
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What are the implications of manually changing a Content Type?

If a Content Type was deployed using a feature and someone makes manually changes it through the UI (e.g. adding a column), are there any implications? Does the content type become unghosted? Are ...
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How to create a Content Type within a Content Type in a SharePoint 2010 list?

How do I create a CT within a CT as shown in the image?
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Accessing additional content type from a page layout (in markup)

I have the following content types Testimonial Page (Inherits from Page) Testimonial Video (Inherits from Video) I have a page layout that is based off of the Testimonial Page content type. I ...
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Custom link content type should open a modal window to for adding a new link

My custom link content type is not showing as Modal window, but Add a New Link window is showing in the same Window, I want it to display in Modal window
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How to find all documents of a certain content type?

I have an content type I would like to delete, but when I try I get an error message saying that it is still in use. Is there a way that I can find all documents that are still using that content ...
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“Invalid Field Name” Exception when using Provisioning

I wanted to create a site template package. Instead of going with a custom site definition, I planned to go with the recommended "Provisioning Provider" technique. The solution was going just fine. ...
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Deleting Site Columns and Content Types Programmatically

I have a feature that adds two site columns to a content type on activation. On deactivation it's supposed to delete them, but I'm getting the following error: "Site columns which are included in ...
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Error building a content type in SP 2007

I have an event handler that catches an ItemAdding event and changes the content type on the fly. This is my code to build the content type: SPContentType baseContentType = ...
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More than 255 characters in multiple lines of text?

I have an InfoPath Form which submits the text of a textbox and saves it in a SharePoint list. Whenever a user types in more than 255 characters and I want to edit the element in the SharePoint list ...
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Best way to package publishing content types

I'm currently planning on how to package my Publishing content types in a WSP to make deployment in production easier. I came a cross the following choices 1- create a feature receiver and ...
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Deleting a site content type in Sharepoint 2007

I'm trying to delete a custom content type that I've created, but I'm getting an error when I try to do so: The content type is in use. at ...
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Programatically add a content type to a document library

I have an event-handler feature that changes the content type of an item when it is added to a document library, however this will only work if the content type is allowed for that document library. ...
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Sharepoint feature still running after being uninstalled, files removed, IIS restarted

I had created a feature that changes the content type of a folder when it is created, which works fine. However, I wanted to make a change to it by adding another folder for it to work in but after ...
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When can the content type be updated in code?

I have created an event handler for ItemAdded so that when an item is added on the site, my code checks to see if it's a folder. If it is, it should change the content type of that folder to a custom ...
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Creating New Content Types - Parent- Child Sites

In my site I am creating a new site and subsites. We have a main site that we want to collect the different Projects (parent) and have the subsites have the project information along with other ...
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Content type ordering or making it default ct

The following is updated code from Ton Stegeman and it works. private static void AddContentType(SPWeb web, SPList spList, string ctName) { if (web.AvailableContentTypes[(ctName)] != ...
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Permissions on Content Types?

I am using sharepoint 2010 and made my own content type that inherits from the page content type. This content type is in a folder called "content types" I am having a weird problem where if the user ...
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Determine if a document library is a sharepoint library

I'm adding some content types to every standard-document library which is created over the "List Added"-EventReceiver. When a web is created the are some new doclibs for example in a team site there ...
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Content types vs. custom list field

This is a question about best practices and the intent of the designers of SharePoint. I'm pretty new with SharePoint, and have only worked on pretty small projects. I often find myself creating ...