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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Content type keeps document properties when overwritting file

A document library we have implemented on our SharePoint 2010 environment is behaving strangely. It has been created using a custom content type with several multi-lookup fields. When a file is ...
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How do I show a field in dispform that's been hidden in content type?

Sharepoint 2010 Enterprise. This is document library for word documents. I have some fields that are set by workflow that I want end user to see but not be able to edit. I was going to just use ...
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Problem creating content types programatically on a Content Type Hub

So I've been having issues with a module I built to create content types. It goes by steps like this: 1 - I create an empty content type (it may or may not inherit from another content type -which ...
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PreSaveAction on a ListInstance with a custom ContentType

Everything I've read about PreSaveAction requires me to edit the NewForm or EditForm to add the reference into the form. However, given my list is created from Visual Studio using a custom content ...
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Mass content type editing

I would like know how to change the content type of bulk files/multiple files as currently once I uploaded a quantity of files I'm only able to modify the content type one at a time. Moreover, is it ...
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Inheritance of Content Types in a Single Feature

I am having the same issue as seen in http://stackoverflow.com/q/9699451/240372 yet the solution does not work for me. The ID's for my Content Types are the following A ...
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The element of type field fo feature 'feature' threw an exception during activation: a duplicate field name 'fieldName' was found

I am taking over a SharePoint environment. The previous developer created a custom Workflow with Custom Activities, etc. One of the steps in the Workflow is to create a web using a custom Site ...
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Can the choices in a Field Type=Choice be updated when referenced in Content Type

Using Visual Studio I am creating several custom Tasks to be created in a Workflow. Each of the Tasks have the same fields -- an area for appending comments and a Choice field for indicating where the ...
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Add Content Type to existing List when associating Workflow

Using Visual Studio I have created a package for SharePoint 2010 that deploys a Workflow that creates Tasks of a custom Content Type Id. When I first deployed it, I noticed that Tasks were being ...
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Locating columns that have been added to the base document type farm-wide

We have a legacy SP2010 farm (originally migrated from SP2007) that long ago had two metadata columns added to the base document type. We wish to remove them because they cause "duplicate field" ...
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Solutions for a long list of content types

We have a library with about 18 content types available when creating a new document. I know our users will not like the long dropdown list that is rendered when clicking new document. Are there any ...
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SharePoint 2013 Search Issue

We have setup SharePoint 2013 on windows 2012 server. It is have cumulative update until August. Its version is 15.0.4535.1000. I have created two site content type of document type. Both content ...
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Metadata Assigned to a Folder

Working in SP13. Is there a way to assign metadata if a document is moved into a folder in a document library? I already have folders with documents inside. If a user uploads a new document to the ...
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SharePoint Online - Custom InfoPath forms and changing content types

I have created a SharePoint CRM tool that uses 3 content types - these are named General, Prospect and Account. The idea being that a new potential customer lead gets added to the database as a ...
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Programmatically pre-fill Document Information Panel

I have a document library, associated with a custom Content Type. I added a link on a page, creating a new document associated to this content type (via javascript CoreInvoke). When the document is ...
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ListDefinition and ListInstance failures with custom content type

In VisualStudio 2012 I have a custom content type that I want to use in a ListInstance. When I create a ListDefinition or ListInstance using VisualStudio and add my ContentType I get feature ...
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Access current item from the page layout's aspx file

I am creating a page layout (without the associated html file) for my custom content type. One of the fields in my content type is a URL (Hyperlink or Picture) which should point to an image. How do ...
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hiding a content type in 2010 using the GUI

Guys i want to create a base content type but i dont want anyone to be able to use this content type when assigned to the library. Is there a way through the GUI to set this? If not perhaps a ...
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Content Type Columns not showing for Image Library

I have created the following 2 Site Column Definitions and a Content Type that incorporates both of the site columns A List Definition of type Picture Library that utilizes the Content type. however ...
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EventDate field name gets changed/ignored

I have a custom content type derived from a publishing page. I want it to also have the fields from the event content type, so I added the fields exactly the same as specified in the ctypeswss.xml ...
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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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Content type form in infopath for Content type created in Visual studio

I have created content type in Visual Studio and I have to apply infopath form to that content type in infopath. How do i proceed further ?
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SharePoint 2010 - Create link to document library content type

Have a document library with multiple content types, each using a template. Example, user click on 'New Document' > 'Content A' and a Excel form will open. I'm trying to create links (buttons to be ...
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Content type in Infopath

Friends, I have created content type in visual studio and deployed and now i have to apply form design (infopath form) to that content type.so that whereever i apply content type to any list , then ...
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List Content type mandatory fields

We have a list content type in SharePoint 2010. Some fields are mandatory. When not all mandatory fields are filled out, we only get to see the red error message for the date picker field. Once the ...
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Field is not displayed in new form of list

I have created a field to add it in the content type and that content type is used in the list. My field's declarative part is: <!--Field Type of project--> <Field ...
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List display columns based on ContentType

So I have 2 Folder ContentTypes (Client Folder and Project Folder). Client folder can only contain Project Folders, and Documents are added to Project Folders. Each Document (in Project Folders) has ...
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Description of custom Page Layout is same as its parent

I have created a page layout and Content type in VS 2012. following is my code: <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/"> <!-- Parent ContentType: Artikelsida ...
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Apply contenttype to list in site definition

I have a site definition in which I create 3 document libraries. I have also created 3 contenttypes which I'd like to apply to each of these libraries. Can this be done in my Site Definition or can ...
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Conditions in Page Layout

I m working on requirement where I need to create page layout for migrated pages from old system. I have to have only one page layout. The migrated pages must have same fields as they were in old ...
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Concatenating values from multiple selection list box?

I am building a content type with a document template. Using InfoPath, I am customizing the template's Document Information Panel to automate the population of several fields in the resulting Word ...
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Hide Ribbon button for specific content type

I want to remove ribbon entry for one the content type. OOTB if you add any content type it will create a button entry in "New Document" Ribbon. I don't want this entry for one specific content type. ...
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How to AddItem with certain ContentTypeID using PowerShell

I am using PowerShell to add 100 items which need to be of a specific ContentType. (requirement) Test my custom events receiver using powershell. The test is to create a list with a custom content ...
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For Images document library, set the default content type to Image

Is there any way to have the default content type set to Image when uploading the Images document library? It would be nice to remove the extra step of changing Document to Image
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A document library with custom content type displays the different icon while creating new document

I have created a document library declaratively with document based content type. But when I click on new document the icon is displayed of item instead of word. Below is the example: List ...
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Can I create a List within a folder?

I have a Library called Documents. Within "Documents" a folder called "Lists". I have enabled List View (forget actual phrase used) as a content type in the lists folder. A user created a list ...
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Determining wether SPContentType and SPField are created by user or not

I am doing a migration tool (web part) that copies a site collection from point a to point b. Everything works so far, but currently only custom lists are copied to point b. Now I need a way to ...
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Adding Existing Taxonomy Field to Content Type Definintion

I have a preexisting TaxonomyFieldMulti Site Column that I need to add to a content type definition. I had no issue adding the field itself but my understanding is that I also need to add the taxonomy ...
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Will “New Document” menu work with 75+ Content Types?

Got a document library into which we are preparing to add about 75 content types. Current business environment prevents me from subdividing the library into separate parts, and the many ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Workflow runs multiple times

I have a site was created based on a customised Site Template (created by using Save Site as Template); The template has a customised List, a workflow(via List Content Type, Global reusable associated ...
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Making column required is only possible after it is added and edited (happens in content type only)

While creating columns in content type the option of Require that this column contains information is disabled so I cannot make the column required. But once I save the column and edit it I am able to ...
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How to create my own page layout with my own content type?

I want to create a Page Layout with following fields: Title (textbox) Summary(textbox) Detail (textarea) Image (this will be shown on top of the page at certain location which user will upload) How ...
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2010 Content types question

I have been trying to learn content types in the development of a new SP form. I have created a new content type that inherents from the ITEM type. This content type has about 14 fields that I want to ...
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Content type not deleted from list in sharepoint

How to delete content type from pages library. I am using below code to delete content type. But i am not able to delete and i get this message. Specified argument was out of the range of valid ...
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Create multiple inheritances of Site Content Type in a single List

I created a custom List (say My Custom List). In List Settings > Advanced Settings I have enabled the option of Allow management of content types?. Also I have created a custom Content Type (say ...
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Page layout from Multilingual content type in sharepoint using Visual Studio

I have created site column for multilingual site.In site column i have set name and display name different. How can i set internal name for content type also? I am not able to set internal name for ...
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Delete content type during feature dectivation

I want to delete content type programmatically on feature deactivation. I've wrote the code to perform deletion: SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges(delegate() { using ...
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Document Library and Content Type issue. Getting set as Folder for few files

I have a Document Library with Content Type enabled. I have few custom columns. I have not used any Custom content type.By default content type is Document. Issue is when i add some files i do not ...
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Copy a form content to a new form that is being designed in sharepoint 2010 info path designer?

Is it possible to copy contents of a form to a new form that is being designed in infopath form designer in sharepoint 2010? The reason I am asking is I need to design a form whose content is 98% ...
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Limit only one document per content type - SharePoint 2010

I have a document library for a Meeting Workspace and I would like to enforce that only one document for a content type called Meeting Minutes can be uploaded. So, when someone tries to upload a ...