field type that has been custom developed and not provided out-of-the-box

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Purpose of the <MAPPINGS> CAML element in a custom Choice Field definition

I have yet to find a clear answer to this topic, so I'm writting this question in hope that someone can explain me the correct way to archieve my goal. I must also add that all my test was done on ...
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Attaching a document to an item

Is there any way in SP 2007 of showing a column name and a file attachments dialog similar to the one that is displayed when clicking the link 'Attach' on a an list's newform.aspx but as a list column ...
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Custom field type won't postback

I've been trying to build a custom field type. It's basically a set of cascading dropdowns, where the values of the second dropdown are taken from another list based on the selected value in the first ...
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Problems with Custom Field Type list view rendering in 2013

I'm upgrading an existing 2010 Custom Field Type to work with 2013. Where possible I'm attempting to re-use code from the 2010 version, to avoid duplicate work. The main problem I'm coming across ...
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Custom field type XSL in SP2010

Has anybody upgraded an old custom field type to use the new XSL transform in SharePoint 2010? I have a multi-column field type, and want the Display pattern to render the 2nd "column", which contains ...
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Creating a Custom File Upload CoreProperty Field?

I'm currently working on a site where the client has requested a "Resume" field where they can upload a Word Document of the person's Resume. So far, I have created the CoreProperty field: "Resume" ...
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Custom Field Type in 2013 Not Respecting Header Template

I have a custom field type with a fldtypes_xxx.xsl template that we have carried forward from a 2010 solution into a 2013 solution. The Number_body template we are using works just fine. However, I ...
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Possible to have an administration page for a custom type?

I've created a custom type and I would like to have a custom administration sight where a few global settings can be defined. I've done a bit of looking around but haven't found anything that shows ...
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Override the custom field rendering in a list view

When creating a custom field in SharePoint 2010, what method do I need to override to control what is rendered for the custom field type in the list where it is used? I tried overriding GetFieldValue ...
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Passing a C# object into an XSLT in SharePoint 2010 without using a custom web part

I have created a custom field type that renders the input as an html link. The xsl transform that creates the link tag should prepend the user input with a base url from an xsl parameter. I want this ...
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Render Pattern in list view for “custom field types” sharepoint 2010

I have developed a custom field type which will show the link to the "workflow history list" in the list (It's a column in the list). It works fine in sharepoint 2007 site. when i migrate the code to ...
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Why do I get an error updating a custom field type from 2007 to 2010?

I'm upgrading a publishing site from 2007 to 2010, the upgrade completes with errors in the upgrade log, all of which relate to a particular custom field type. An example of one the errors is here: ...
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what does “ows” means and why people use it before name of a field

I seen at different places if a field has a name "LinkFilename" then while trying to get its value using CAML query or any other way, developers put it as "ows_LinkFilename", can someone explain it to ...
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Can I use a custom field type icon instead of value?

I'm creating a new custom field type to go with my custom document library. What I want to do is to have the column display a small icon upon meeting a certain condition, for example if the element ...
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Changing the field type of a column to a custom field type

Here's the situation: I have a site column of type Choice that is used in content types and libraries. Document libraries contain items. So the site column is currently used. I have created a custom ...
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Does Designer make page XSL static?

I've been chasing some weird problems with a Custom Field Type on a page that has a list view web part with Designer-provided Conditional Formatting. It seems like the XSL for the fields have been ...
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Custom field in edit mode

I have created a custom field type. I have added the field in a list and added a new item through it. Display mode also shows the value perfectly. But when I edit that item and my field is in edit ...
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How can I create a column that always points to the same hyperlink and is not editable

Working with foundation 2010. I'm trying to create an admin configurable read-only hyperlink field. I'd like a column type where I can specify the url and description (in the content type ...
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Custom field sorting and grouping

Is it possible to implement a custom field type where sorting and grouping in list view webparts will work correctly? I have a scenario with a cross-site collection lookup field we implemented and ...
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SetCustomProperty within OnSaveChange

Saving Custom Field Type properties using SPField.SetCustomProperty within the IFieldEditor.OnSaveChange event does not seem to work, for reasons explained elsewhere. I've seen all kinds of bodges ...
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Custom Field XSL — Name vs FieldType

I've created a custom field according to the following walkthrough: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff606773.aspx My field XML is as follows: <FieldType> <Field ...
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Is it possible to have a lookup field with multiple source lists?

I have two lists: list A and list B. List A should have a new multiple choice lookup column that allows the user to choose items from both list A and list B. Is this even possible? I have a kind of ...
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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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SPListItem.Add method bug. Always create Folder instead of Item

I have created a custom lookup field inherited from SPFieldLookup. It works exactly like SPLookupField but allows user to add new values. These new values gets added in the Lookup list and becomes ...
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How to remove a field from the list settings page

I created one custom list. While deploying that list, it gives me a deployment error. I remove that solution from the solution gallery and recreated the list with similar functionality with another ...
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Custom Field Type error when deploying solution

I'm having problems when deploying a solution that creates several custom columns, for the content types I need to use. As it turned out I needed a couple custom field types for my application. The ...
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How do I format the Custom Field DateTime?

I want to create a date input box. When you select a date, it puts it in the format dd/mm/yyyy using the following Custom Field. <Field ID="{3a521b04-fca1-4707-9134-fa4acd1456d8}" ...
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CQWP display custom field from all lists in subsite

I am trying to build a CQWP to display custom fields on list items from several lists in a subsite. So far i have configured the CQWP.webpart file to display the custom field when i query by "Show ...
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Custom field XSLT Rendering Issue in SP 2007, Works on 2010

I have created a VS 2008 WSP builder solution. IN that i have a custom field which has a XSL for list item view rendering using XSLT. This Solution does not render the image or hyperlink in SharePoint ...
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Are Display Form FieldControls used in 2013 Custom Field Types?

When using a Custom Field Type that has a Field Control (provided by FieldRenderingControl), it seems that the Field Control isn't used when rendering data on the Display Form if the SPField.JSLink is ...
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Problem retracting custom fields

I have this project with custom field for a content type. When I deploy the first time after creating the new field everything is fine. Once i retract the solution my field is the only one left on ...
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Custom Field Type Problem in “ViewMode” Sharepoint 2010

I'm creating a Custom Field that shows me multiple links... In edit or new mode it uses an Asset Picker to let the user choose links... When the item is display in the view it shows (using overriding ...
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How to create SPLink in Sharepoint 2010? Custom Type Field

I'm creating a custom field that stores multiple link inside. The user control works, but it shows me the link like text so now I'm overloading the GetFieldValueAsHtml to modify the HTML.. How can I ...
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How do I create custom control or action that works in a list's DataSheet view?

I have created a cascading lookup column field for a list in sharepoint 2010. It's working fine in the Standard view but not in the DataSheet view. In datasheet view it is showing all the possible ...
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listdata.svc and custom field types

I have a custom SharePoint field, that inherits from SPFieldMultiColumn (always a SPFieldMultiColumt(2)). When I add this field to a SharePoint list it works good. But I can't see that field in the ...
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Choices from Sharepoint list

How do get choices from a Sharepoint list, so the users has a way to define new choices. Right now I have defined fields in elements.xml, but that is static. Anybody know how? I would be really ...
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Custom Field Type not saving properties?

I have created a custom field type that is using an ASCX to control what options are available for editing when viewed in the column settings. For some reason when I create this column, none of my ...
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Can a Custom Field Type reference other Fields?

One of the common issues we have with SharePoint is that we want to display a whole lot of information about a user in a list, for example Job Title, Phone Number or Manager. We want to have this ...
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Best practices of custom field types in SharePoint 2010 [closed]

From your experience, what are some of the best practices around custom field types, their creation, deployment and maintenance. I am finding little on this topic online.
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How to make a Custom Field Type “write” HTML code in a sharepoint list

I'm encountering some problems with my Custom Type Field... It works, but I cannot make it display as I want inside my list! First of all I've overwrite the FieldValueType like this: public override ...
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Create security field

How can I implement security field for SharePoint list? For example, the list should have field that contains salary. This field should be displayed for the Managers, but should not be displayed ...
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What is the order in which Custom field type,Fields,Content type,List definition are creating?

I am creating a custom field type, Content type and List definition. I have a custom field type inheriting from Multicolumn value and I am adding new fields of my custom type to my new ...
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Creating Site column with a custom SPFieldType

i have this solution deployed on my sharepoint. http://ilovesharepoint.codeplex.com/releases/view/44989 And i created a Site column of type Lookup with picker that is from the above solution. ...
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Non-global fields for custom content types?

I've been tasked with creating a fairly complex system in sharepoint 2010. Coming from a background of from-scratch .NET applications, I'm used to defining tables with their own "local" columns. My ...
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Custom Field does not save

I've created a list that contains a cumstom field. The custom field inherits from SPFieldUser. After I created a new ListItem (webfrontend) and have a look on the elements details the field is empty. ...
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Is it possible to create custom field control and custom edit forms for sharepoint online?

Is it possible to create custom field control and custom edit forms for sharepoint online? Would like to do the same as explained in http://bit.ly/yoON5T but instead for sharepoint online. Point is ...
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Sharepoint 2010 custom fields xml <PropertySchema>

lately I have been trying to develop a custom field (cascading dropdown) for sharepoint 2010. I am using the sample from codeplex. the problem is that the sample is for sharepoint 2007 and uses the ...
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inplview.debug.js object required error with custom field ascx and jquery

I am creating a new custom field. Within the user control (ascx) I am using a watermark pluggin. I have added the custom field to a list. After an iisreset, the first time IN Internet Explorer 8 ...
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Mutiple date selection list column?

Does anyone know of a CodePlex web part or a way the implement a multiple date selections field on a list?
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Skype status field for SharePoint 2010?

Is this Skype status field available for SharePoint 2010 also? I did a quick Google search and couldn't find. http://skypestatusfield.codeplex.com/