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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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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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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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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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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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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Why Content types, from a hub, doesn't allow suscription to old site collections?

I had notice that in SharePoint Online, when I create a content type in the content type hub (http:/my.sharepoint.com/sites/contentTypeHub/), the site collections created before the content type never ...
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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 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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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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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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How to rename a Content Type associated to a List

I'm tring 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 childer. ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Defining using xml a content type, custom column and list instance in single feature

Is it possible to define a content type, a custom column, a list instance and associate the contenttype to the list using xml, all within the same feature or do they need to be seperated into seperate ...
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Restrict search to one field in a content type?

Simple question really how can I restrict the SharePoint search to only search against one field for a content type. I can create a scope for the content type but how do I go about restricting the ...
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Populating a site template with dynamically updating files

I have created a site that I want to make into a template and deploy a copy of roughly once a week. I want each new site to contain a standard set of libraries and folders (I have those - fine so ...
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Custom Field get wrong display name on custom lists

I've declaratively created around a total of 50 custom fields. They are included in a content type. The problem is when i create a custom list that uses the content type the fields get a missmatch ...
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List default content type across a site

Is it possible to list the Default Content type per Library via PowerShell?
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Retract solution (WSP) in Visual Studio 2013 - Delete Content Types

When I use Retract command in VS 2013 on my WSP, content types do not get deleted on the site. So whenever I want to update content types, I need to recreate the site. I've done some analysis on this ...
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Content type eventhandlers gets bound to list

I have a custom parent content-type on which I apply 6 event-handlers. I then have 24 content-types based off of the parent content-type - thus inheriting the 6 event-handlers. - All defined in XML I ...
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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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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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Can Sealed Content Types Be Deleted or Modified Programatically

I am creating some content types programaticaly and have set the sealed flag to true which seems to prevent deletion by users and code. First how can it be deleted? Second, what is the proper way to ...
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DIP not displaying when doc template saved on SP

I have saved a document template and a Document Information Panel into a templates library in SharePoint 2013. If I associate the document template using a url to a content type (eg. ...
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How to create a search scope for content type in a sub site?

I have parent site i.e sharepoint.microsoft.com & a sub site sharepoint.microsoft.com/child/ Now a content type named "Problem" in created in sub site. I would like to add this content type in ...
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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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Copying content types along with the Infopath Form from one library to another in SharePoint 2007

I am trying to copy a Infopath Form from one library to another ( archive ) in SharePoint 2007 with all of the information available in the first library. In other words, I do not want only copy the ...
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Issue with lookup column in subsite

I add lookup columns with a elements.xml file and like everyone else I had issues with them once deployed, i.e. "Get information from:" was empty for the lookup list. I found ...
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Content Type Lifecycle management best practices

I saw thisarticle in the link below and I wonder if you could help me with some questions I have http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee330223(v=office.12).aspx In our current project, which we ...
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A change to the 'required' value of a site column not reflected in content type

As title suggests, I had a site column defined in the xml of a content type. The site column was required. I have just changed the definition of this field (it is not defined anywhere else in the ...
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Help Return Lists With With No List Items

This is my first time posting and I'm looking for some help, so hopefully someone has an answer. I used the search, but didn't find anything. I created a custom list definition, and content type ...