I have 10 fields in a content type call Intake that I use within a Document library. I have hidden 5 fields. When I click on edit.aspx 5 fields display as expected. However, when I click on view properties for some reason 6 fields display. How is this possible..Note the field displaying that I do no not want displayed is a lookup field where as part of the column properties other columns display.

Would like to see how I can not have this field displayed when I click on Edit Properties...

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Try creating new EditForm through designer and see how many fields getting displayed

  • Hi John, unfortunately I do not have designer,,any other suggestion.
    – daPlayaURH
    Nov 28, 2016 at 4:35

You can set the ShowInDisplayForm property of the particular field to false in order to hide it from the Display form. Here is a sample PowerShell code to do this:

$web = Get-SPWeb -Identity http://Yoursite
$list = $web.Lists["YourListTitle"] 
$field = $list.Fields["FieldDisplayName"]
$filed.ShowInDisplayForm = $false

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