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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rootFolder.ContentTypeOrder throws unexpected error for sandbox solution

I'm trying to add content types into a library list, in order to make "Visible on New" option ticked. Firstly I enabled contenttypes in the library, then I want to do this: SPFolder rootFolder = ...
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How to activate content type on specific web?

I have site collection ex: http://microsoft.com/ and i got few child webs: http://microsoft.com/news/ http://microsoft.com/somethingelse/ <Elements ...
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Content type features refusing to enable

I am performing an upgrade from a 2007 environment to a 2010 environment and am having an issue with content types. In the 2007 environment, there was a custom content type from our codebase in a ...
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The file name you specified could not be used. It may be the name of an existing file or directory

SPContentTypeCollection listctc = list.ContentTypes; In that line,. I am getting this error: Invalid file name. The file name you specified could not be used. It may be the name of an existing ...
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Document Properties Demotion from ListItem field is not working

I have a content type in a library configured with a word document as a template, it is the default content type. When creating via the UI from New item entering information into the DIP sets values ...
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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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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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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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CrossListQueryInfo filtering on content type: no results

I'm trying to use CrossListQueryInfo to query all Pages Libraries (ServerTemplate 850) across the site collection for a particular custom content type. However, specifying the content type in the ...
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Show all content type fields in list edit form

I want to show all content type fields when editing a list in Sharepoint 2013. At the moment I am getting a drop down window and I have to choose between content types. Is there any way to show ...
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Cannot delete content type - possibly because it's referenced in SharePoint's UI

I created a content type to play around with. I created a publishing page based on this content type, but after deleting the page (and clearing the recycling bin) SharePoint won't let me delete it. ...
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Create a List in Host Web based on custom Content Type

I have created a custom Content Type in a SharePoint App. I've had no problems making a list based off of this Content Type in the App Web. Requirements of my project have changed and I'd like to ...
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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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How to rename a Content Type associated to a List

I'm trying to change the content type name of a specified List. I have a Content Type called (for example) ExampleCT that I change from Site Settings in "Example CT" pushing down changes to children. ...
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How to use one page layout for few content types

I have elements.xml with module: <Elements> <Module Name="IntranetNewsPageLayout" Url="_catalogs/masterpage"> <File Path="IntranetNewsPageLayout\IntranetNewsPageLayout.aspx" ...
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Parent content type Page or Page Layout?

When to develop custom page layout via Visual Studio, which parent content type must be chosen for content type? From different articles i see both Page and Page Layout selected as base Content type. ...
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Can't find a site column that DOES apparently exist

Well I've deployed a site column from my xml definition and upto now it's been fine. I then checked my content type (after some unexpected errors) and it's removed itself from the content type and is ...
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Lookup List and return data from within a Form

OK, I'm beginning to despair at SharePoint...please help restore some faith :) Seems some very basic things are very hard to achieve? 1: I have data in an SQL database table. 78,000 rows, but I want ...
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Creating a new ContentType with Document as base using Client Object Model

It would appear that the Client Object Model only retrieves user-defined content types as part of the ContentTypes property for a given web. I would like to create a new content type using Document as ...
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One content type with multiple templates

I have a situation were I have to create multiple templates for one content type. I am aware that this can be achieved by creating multiple content type but I am trying to have multiple templates ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What are Content Types and what can I do with them?

I am following Wrox Book Sharepoint 2010 Professional Development. In chapter 9 (Electronic forms) they told me to create a training list with some columns - done. On chapter 12 (Workflows), they ...
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Content types and list forms

I've encountered the strangest problem. I've got two features: ContentTypes: contains a couple of custom fields and a content type (based on plain ol' 0x01) called Withdrawals that uses them. Scoped ...
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Changing Column Settings for a Content Type using Powershell

I'm trying to change the setting of a column to make it not a required field. This is the code I'm using: $site = new-object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite("abc.com") $web = $site.OpenWeb() ...
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Site Columns & Content Types Missing during VS Development

Just getting into SharePoint development however we're encountering an issue following nearly every tutorial! Site Columns & Content Types do not seem to appear in SharePoint after Deploying an ...
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Is it possible to add a different template to content type, after the content type has been used in a library?

My client has asked whether it's possible for them to add templates to a content type after the system has gone live. I'm wondering if any issues arise once a content type default template has been ...
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Save Site as Template (with include content) does not accept LookUpSite Columns

After long search on the web i could not figure out why i have been facing wired behaviour today with my SharePoint Site. I explain, I have a Site Collection (Blank Site Template) which contains ...
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Create a hyperlink to open a New List Item Content Type in modal View in SharePoint 2010?

I have been researching this for a while now and no where can I find a solution that works perfectly in a list with multiple content types. I needed to create hyperlinks on a page where the user could ...
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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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Custom Content Type always results in ArgumentException

I created a custom content type and provisioned it as a solution for SharePoint 2013 (PU March). When I create a new page in a list, bam yellow page of death. To rule out an error I created a custom ...
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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 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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All columns getting added to Document content type in migrated site

I migrated a SPS 2003 site collection to MOSS 2007 using database migration. There are already some document libraries in the SPWebs of the site collection. Some of the libraries are just the standard ...
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Managed metadata vs lookup for column

I have a property content type. I'm wanting to add a property code column which will look up the codes from somewhere else on a SharePoint Online site, where it can easily be managed by end users. I ...
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Is it possible to use powershell to change the content type of a page layout after its been uploaded to a masterpage gallery?

Im trying to automate as much of the upgrade I am working on and one of the manual steps is to change the page layout of 5 root webs of site collections, each of which has to have this new page layout ...
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How to create Item of a particular Content Type from Ribbon

I have a document library which has two custom types linked to it. From UI I have two buttons to add that items.. I have two simple "ribbon button" and I want to use that to create the new Item from ...
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Using Content Types programmatically

How can I use a content type programmatically? example: I have a content type called "Doc Template1" and I have added it as a content type in my document library. And when I click New Document > Doc ...
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Page layout not showing Content type fields

I'll try my best to describe this problem as it is quite tedious. We have a sharepoint solution, in where we create Columns that are deployed through a feature. I added my custom columns to a custom ...
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How to remove/hide the title field from a list

I am creating custom list and do not want to use the title. I know I can rename, but I do not want to do that. Some weeks ago I did do this (but have forgotten!!). I went to advanced settings, ...
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Custom Inerited Note Field 255 character limit and no HTML for Editing?

Two issues I have with the same column type. Using Sharepoint 2010. I created a custom Content Type (for use as news articles content Type) and added a couple of custom columns. I have a issue ...
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Content Type Created By, Created On, Last Modified

I'm looking to determine who created a content type and when. The standard page for a content type does not provide this information. Can someone direct me to where I can find this information in ...
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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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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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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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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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Original creation date of word document

I have a word document created in, say, July 10 2010. When i upload it to sharepoint (say August 5, 2010) its creation date vaalue in sharepoint will be in Aug 5, 2010, and i can't find any trace of ...