I want to create a column created/added when I create a document library or splist within my site collection. Will the approach of :

  • ListCreated event receiver work in this situation?
  • Should I creat a timer job which checks for list creation in every 1 minute interval in my site collection?
  • Am using SP 2013 on-premises with VS 2013 IDE

Out of the two options, event receiver is the best approach. Deploy your event receiver with a web-scoped feature and handle ListAdded event:

Event Receiver:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/">
      <Receivers >

List Added:

public override void ListAdded(SPListEventProperties properties)

    SPWeb propertiesWeb = properties.Web as SPWeb;
    SPSite propertiesSite = propertiesWeb.Site;

    using (SPSite site = new SPSite(propertiesSite.ID))
        using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb(propertiesWeb.ID))
            var list = propertiesWeb.Lists[properties.List.ID];
            list.Fields.Add("Your Column", SPFieldType.Text, true)

Just a note: I always tend to open a new web or site objects and get lists/items as they might be changed by other event receivers. This way the solution is more scalable if you don't use properties.List/Web/Site/ListItem.

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  • appreciate your timely help,Paul. – userAZLogicApps Dec 9 '15 at 12:09

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