I have created a list and deployed it to the SharePoint site. (It is SharePoint 2010 on-premise, but I think the process is same the for 2010 and 2013)

Later on client wanted to change the display name of couple of columns/fields. So, I made changes in those columns'/fields' display names (and in descriptions of those columns) in Schema.xml and updated wsp on that site (Update-SPSoltion).

I found that in NewForm.aspx the fields didn't change their display names. It shows the old names on new item form but it did change the descriptions of those fields.

Am I missing something? Why wouldn't the display names of fields change but descriptions do just fine?

Can anybody point in the right direction?


Update: When I check in List settings, I can clearly see that the display names are changed in the columns section. But the NewForm and EditForm show the old names.

  • Were these forms edited/customized at some points?
    – Evariste
    Jan 11, 2016 at 13:56
  • No. The modifications that are done to the list definition are by WSP update only.
    – Aks
    Jan 11, 2016 at 14:01

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Try adding this for those columns in <Field inside Schema.xml


Note: Type "TRUE" or "True" but not "true"

  • Thanks for the reply. But this one also didn't work.
    – Aks
    Jan 12, 2016 at 4:35

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