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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Only allow Document Sets in a Document Library (ie no Folders)

I'm exploring the use of Document Sets as a more managed approach to file handling (in the recordkeeping sense) in SharePoint. The chief problem I have is that Document Sets are derived from Folders, ...
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The field with Id [GUID] defined in feature [GUID] was found in the current site collection or in a subsite

I have a farm solution with a single feature that has a bunch of site columns and a content type. The content type does inherit from Enterprise Wiki Page, but the feature has an activation dependency ...
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Unrelated column appears in Content type version history

We have a site content type that inherits from Document and has 2 additional columns added to it. This Content types is used in a library along with 5 other content types. When we look at Version ...
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Custom sitecolumns can't update

I have made a ContentType in Visual Studio 2010 for my SharePoint 2010 project and the first time I deployed the wsp through the WSPBuilder there were no troubles but now every time I try to deploy, ...
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Content Type Field missing from New Form

I have created three content types and associated with a list. When you click the list and then the add new button from the Ribbon in the top, all 3 types display. However, when you click add new ...
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Do Site Templates include content types in site collection

I had created custom content types in site settings that I was referencing with a list on a site. When I did a save as template from the site, would that have also saved the content types? I passed ...
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suitable content type for news with images

we're just starting with developing a new intranet site for our company, using SP2010. I'm trying to get my head around how to best structure/tackle the following scenario: Users across the company ...
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Don't show custom content types when click on New

Business users don't want to show the content type when a user goes to the list/doc lib and clicks on new drop down. I used contypeType.Hidden = true; but it did not work. ...
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Is it possible to use DocIdRedir.aspx for linking to the display form

We are using a Link to a Document contenttype. The url used in this contenttype contains an url like http://ont/abc/_layouts/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=N57YVKN5WQKX-2-2247. When testing this url it always ...
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Webpart Page as Document Template (SP 2007)

I am trying to create a custom content type where the Document Template is a webpart page with multiple webparts already on it. My problem is, I created a page in a page library, saved a copy of that ...
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Unable to see read only fields of a content type from a workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010

I have published an Infopath form that creates a custom content type for a site. Using SharePoint Designer, I have created a workflow for the list that the content type is associated to. So why can I ...
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SharePoint ContentType Lifecycle Management

SharePoint 2010 introduces the new UpgradeActions element to the feature manifest which allows content type (CT) lifecycle management by using the new AddContentTypeField element to add new fields to ...
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Error Message - Field type Publishing Image is not installed properly. Go to the list settings page to delete this field

When I goto Site Settings > Site Columns, I get this error message Field type Publishing Image is not installed properly. Go to the list settings page to delete this field. How do I get to ...
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Does Create Content Type need to be a farm solution?

I've found a couple of examples of creating a content type using visual studio. http://stevemannspath.blogspot.com/2010/11/sharepoint-2010-leveraging-visual.html ...
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Create New Word Document Without Opening it

I have a scenario where a user creates a new Word document (attached to a content type), but doesn't need to open it. The document will be populated by other users later. Is there a way to avoid the ...
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Changing OOB content types on selected lists

My customer want to have a global taxonomy for all content. I have created content types that inherit from the usual content types (Documents, Pictures, Pages) that will contain this taxonomy. To ...
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Identify a Preinstalled Content Type

Does anyone know of a fast way to tell through code if a ContentType is one that's a pre-installed one? Conversely, I want to know if a given ContentType was provisioned by a custom feature / ...
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How to delete a content type part of an application feature?

I'm developing a solution in SharePoint 2010 that deploys a content type. I've now made a change to the content type and want to delete all its old references, remove it, and redeploy. Unfortunately ...
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Is there a way to see if an SPField was created by a user?

I have some code where I am going through all of the Fields that belong to a content type. I'm curious if there is a way to check to see if the SPField was created by a user or if it is a system ...
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Fields and FieldLinks return the same two values for all Content Types

I have an application that loads all of my content types into a drop down list. When an item in the drop down list is selected I would like to get a list of the columns for that content type but each ...
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Opening the default “New Document” editor for a given ContentType from an external C# application (Sharepoint 2010)

I'm currently working on integrating some SharePoint functionality to an existing C# application we have here. Most of the requirements have be fairly easy to implement: I'm using the ListData REST ...
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Best way to implement content type specific search?

I am planning on rolling my own web part where users can select a content type and it will generate search fields based on the columns. Am I right to write my own or is there a better way to do this ...
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Date Field format in a Publishing layout

I have created a publishing layout for SP 2010 Publishing site. I have created it based off a page layout publishing content type. One of the field is the standard OOTB Date field. Using SP ...
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document list with a content type

i have a form created in microsoft word that I want to use as a document template for new list items. therefore, i've created the document template as a content type so that users see it in the ...
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Changing the column order of a content type not working as expected

I'm having a silly problem that I can't get rid of: I have defined a content type based on the task content type. I've just added a couple of basic columns and removed others. When I reorder the ...
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Folder content type won't update or become selectable in SP 2007

I have a site on which I have unsealed and added columns to a content type, 'Folder'. Now, I want to add this content type to a document library, but I do not have the option to add it in Document ...
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What to do when a Site Column name is already being used?

I'm running into a situation where a Site Collection has several sub sites. Each sub site has data related to a particular geographical region. When trying to create content types / site columns for ...
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How to update choice field options with a feature upgrade?

I created a feature with a field definition with choices. These choices are bound to language dependent resources using the $Resources:file:key system. Resource files are included. As the feature is ...
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Specify a custom content type when publishing forms to a form library?

I'm on a project that use a lot of infopath form published in form libraries. I'd like to create a query to retrieve all forms filled in a site collection (to create a global dashboard) but restricted ...
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Why aren't my custom SharePoint content types inherited by libraries?

In MOSS 2007 (the same in SharePoint 2010), I have created a custom content type "CustomPage" which inherits from "Page" in a new content type group "My Custom Columns". Then I have added some custom ...
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How to download certain columns from an item?

I would like to download the metadata for an item. I don't want all the columns because SharePoint adds bunch of them, e.g. date, name, etc. that I don't need. I just want to download the columns for ...
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Content-type columns not showing

I have created a SharePoint project in Visual Studio 2010 using the SharePoint 2010 empty project template and have added a ContentType project item and populated the generated elements.xml with the ...
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Add new column to an already existing content type with a feature?

Is it possible, with Sharepoint 2007, to add new columns with a Feature to a content type that is already being used in some lists?
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SharePoint 2010 Content Type setting ShowInNewForm to FALSE not working

I'm trying to create a Content Type that derives from the default Task type in SharePoint 2010. I wan't to hide some of the fields from the new content type so they are not shown in the new form. I ...
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Can't delete site columns that aren't referenced

I just created a couple of site columns and content types that reference them through VS2010. I updated one of the fields and then tried to redeploy, but after retracting, deploy failed because the ...
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Content Type issue with the Discussion Board in SharePoint 2010?

I have changed the default content type from 'Discussion' to 'Message' is on the Discussion Board on SharePoint 2010 and reverted to its normal (Now, Discussion is the default content type). Now, If ...
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Content Type Hub Syndication and lookup site column within a content type

I am a content type which has to have a lookup field. I have created two exactly identical lists in hub site collection and the consumer site. Then I created the lookup site column and added to the ...
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Is it possible to replace EditForm.aspx for a Content Type with a custom aspx form page?

I am trying to create an aspx page for uploading a document to a document library where the documents are associated with a content type. (Rather than using the standard EditForm.aspx) My efforts ...
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How in master page to show/hide placeholder based on page layout content type?

How is the best approch to show / hide place holders which are in the Master Page based on which content type the Page Layout is associated with? In the design we have a right placeholder for all ...
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Are site columns and content types really worthwhile?

I started doing Sharepoint development by the book. From the very start I was taught, create A site column -> A content type -> A list definition -> A list instance. So the theory here is you have ...
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Re-order Content Types for a List in code

Has anyone been able to re-order content types for a list in code? If I'm given a specific content type, I want to make it the default in a list, by re-ordering the SPList.ContentTypes collection and ...
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Site Content Types screwed up. How to restore to default?

I need to change a root site's Item Content Type settings back to the default values. I also need to do this for all other Content Types that inherit from Item. Can someone recommend a safe an ...
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Why is this workflow to create a document from a custom content type just creating a blank document?

I have a document library with a custom (document) content type set as default (the only content type), and I've edited the template to use columns to populate the document. When I create a new ...
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What is the best way to reverse engineer a custom SharePoint list with custom content type?

What is the best way to reverse engineer a custom SharePoint List with a custom content type attached to it?
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How to adjust the title column in custom content type in SharePoint 2010?

I am creating a custom content type and it is working correctly with the exception of the Title column. My content type defination has the Title column added to the FieldRefs and I am trying to both ...
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How do I set dynamic values for an SPFieldChoice?

I want to add choices programmatically to an SPFieldChoice so that its select box has values with Current Year - 5 to Current Year + 5. What is the best way to do this? Ex: 2005 2006 2007 ... ...
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How to remove the builtin “Item” Content Type from a list using powershell?

I have a custom content type and I added this content type to a list. I now want this list to only use the custom content type and I want to remove the built-in "Item" content type. I tried ...
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Get ContentTypeId In NewForm.aspx URL QueryString

I've been trying to access the ContentTypeId in the NewForm.aspx querystring. Knowing that will allow me to set up conditional statements to display information specific to a Content Type. My ...
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Customize Content Types In a List

I'm working on a SharePoint List that employs multiple Content Types. I would like to add a jQuery floating-draggable DIV containing information specific for each Content Type. I have successfully ...
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Sharepoint 2010 + ContentType + Multilingue Document Template

I like to know if is possible to associate multiple DocumentTemplates into a ContentType? I create a ContentType "MY_CONTENTTYPE", so if i have 3 documents with the same content but in 3 different ...