I'm using visual studio to develop custom content type, which uses Element as base content type. I'd like to change title field's display name, by doing so:

<FieldRef ID="{fa564e0f-0c70-4ab9-b863-0177e6ddd247}" DisplayName="Foo" Required="TRUE"/>

But there is still Title instead of Foo. What can I do to make it work?


After looking into question and responses from SO, which Nikhil posted in his comment, I assume that what I want to do can be done only by changing display name of title field in list definition, not in content type field reference?


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Your update is correct, you can rename the field in your list schema.


It could be the Inherits attribute that is giving you grief. Check out this blog post:

Custom Content Types and Inherits in SharePoint 2010

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