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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Moving site columns and content types between farms

I can't seem to find the codeplex solution that helps export site columns, content types and import back to another sc or farm. Idea is to retain the guid for these. I know create wsp vs project is ...
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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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Remove - Content Type Column doesn't remove column from List

As option says while "Change Content Type Column" "Specify whether all child site and list content types using this type should be updated with the settings on this page. This operation can take a ...
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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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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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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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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 Submit an InfoPath Form to its Own Library?

Salvete! I have an InfoPath-based content-type. I also created a forms library in several subsites that each use this content-type. Now, I need to fix my InfoPath content-type form so that it gets ...
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Set column order in contenttype

I've added some site columns with an xml file and also created my contenttype in the xml. After deploying, a feature creates a lookup to another list (with c# code). How can I set te column order in ...
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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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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 retrieve all list/library which uses custom content type in a site collection?

How to retrieve all list/library which uses custom content type or a custom column in a site collection? It would be really helpful if you post your answers in C# code or SQL query. Please let me ...
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Sharepoint 2013 - REST api - downloading file returns incorrect Content-Type

I made the following request to download a file from Sharepoint 2013 using REST api: GET ...
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New site columns are not being completely propagated to a content type in a site collection

We're working on a SharePoint 2010 publishing site that has been deployed to our client's environment. We need to add 5 new site columns and add them to one of the content types (that's based on ...
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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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Trouble creating wiki page template for content types!

Just assumed it was as easy as creating a document content type but when I tried it for the first time, to my surprise I could not do it. Where do I download a wiki page template? Why can’t I just ...
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How do I programmatically reorder fields in a custom content type?

This is the code I wrote to reorder fields in a custom content type: //get the content type SPContentType listContentType = myList.ContentTypes[MyContentTypeName]; //get the field name to put first ...
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Document Library Created Using Template Shows Field Internal Name

I have created a Document Library Template using "Save as template" option from library settings page. When I create a new document library using that template it shows a site columns internal name ...
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Design Manager crashes when loading snippets

I'm having issues with the SharePoint 2013 Design Manager, so far I've - created a new content type that inherits from the Page content type - created a new page layout in the design manager, using ...
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Sharepoint Workflows and Managed Term Sets

Platform: Sharepoint 2010 with Sharepoint Designer 2010 Are there any explanations out there on how to create a workflow with an email template that is sent to certain people based on a taxonomy term ...
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Assigning Icons to Content types

I have added a couple of content types that inherit from "folder" and some other from "item" (and each other, but they're not the issue). How can I, if that's possible at all, set another icon for my ...
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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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Custom list definition - fields in Elements.xml and Schema.xml

I'm creating a custom list definition in SharePoint 2010 by following this article. The tutorial is OK and it works. There is a thing that I don't understand though. Why do I need to insert the ...
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How do I programatically change the content type of an existing file?

Is there some way to change the content type of a file using PowerShell? Ideally I'd like to write a function that one would point at a specific document library and it would pull down an array of ...
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Problem with Sharepoint ContentTypeBinding and Lookup field

I have a problem with ContentTypeBinding when creating a new site. I have custom site template definition where I have referenced Publishing Server Feature, so list Pages is automatically created on ...
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How to change the Type icon of a particular content Type

I'm creating some Content Types... Is there any way to put inside the XML the information to describe the Icon of a Specific content type? Something that overrides the document type or the folder ...
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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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How to get default content type of list programmatically

How can I get default content type of sharepoint list programmatically?
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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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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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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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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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Force the document information panel to show with code or featuredefinition

In the UI I can drill down into a ContentType settings -> Document Information Panel settings -> and set 'Show Always' to true (marking the check box). How do i set this option through code? (or in ...
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More than one Pages library?

We have requirements where we need to add multiple pages libraries on a site, but this seems impossible to do via both the GUI and code. Is it all possible / supported ?
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How to Search custom columns for a content type and display in SPGridView

I have a custom task content type based on the task content type which has a custom priority column, custom assigned to column etc. There are many instances of the task list in multiple site ...
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Why are some of my content type columns grayed off?

Here's what my content looks like, currently. Some of the columns are grayed off for some reason, and I can't change their visible/hidden/required status. It only happens with Integer columns. If I ...
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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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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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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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Does all external SharePoint data have to flow through BCS?

I was asked the question why I need access to BCS Services and have been tasked with documenting "ways to access external data in SharePoint' I've read one article after the next regarding external ...
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Is a ContentType worthwhile/necessary in this situation?

I'm creating a custom List Definition. I've previously been told that I should create a ContentType, and a ListDefinition from that. But this seems to mean a lot of duplication in my project files. So ...
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Trying to hide the title column the sharepoint way

I am currently just messing around with defining lists via the elements.xml Content Type <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Elements ...
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Why Is My Content Type Replaced With a List Instance Detail When I Deploy My Project in Visual Studio, but Not When I Deploy it Manually?

I'm doing something that I think is pretty typical. I've created a content type, descended from Document, to go into a document library, like so: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> ...
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Mysteries of the ContentType Inherits attribute

When defining content types in SharePoint 2010, there is a new Inherits attribute. According to the SDK: The value of this attribute determines whether the content type inherits fields from ...
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Content Type Column Removal

I have a few Content Types that inherit from a base Content Type. These are all wrapped up as part of my solution. I wondered, as it is possible to add additional columns to a child Content Type ...
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Best way to get CAML for a custom content type

I am trying to get the CAML for a custom content type that I am creating. What I am really doing is creating the content type in Visual Studio 2010 and then deploying that content type to my sandbox. ...
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How to save checked value/state from radio button in an Html page form to custom list in sharepoint online 2013

I have a working loop that finds all the input tags in a Html form. My problem is that it wont save what state the radio button are in to the custom list in SharePoint online. I have other loops for ...
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How to restrict/hide OOTB document libraries creation

Is there a way to restrict the out of the box document libraries like "Document Library" "Picture Library" etc and just have custom document libraries being shown in the pop-up below?
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What are the big no-no's that break content type inheritance to a site?

In my organization I have experienced that suddenly the inheritance have been unintentionally broken to a site, so that new lists or subsites only have local - obsolete versions of the content types. ...
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Content Deployment job failing because of mismatched feature versions

I have content deployment (using database snapshots) configured between an authoring and production SharePoint 2010 environment. I have a feature called PublishingContent_ContentTypes which I ...