I've made a custom Event type and am trying to figure out how to remove the Recurrence field from the build in SharePoint Event.

Here's my code, which doesn't seem to work :(

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/">
 <!-- Parent ContentType: Event (0x0102) -->
 <ContentType ID="0x0102003841e0a1067b4db29c0baa86c7301e96"
           Group="Custom Content Types"
           Description="My Content Type"
  <RemoveFieldRef ID="{F2E63656-135E-4f1c-8FC2-CCBE74071901}" Name="fRecurrence" />

Does anybody know how I might be able to remove the built in Recurrence field when creating a custom event?

1 Answer 1


To answer my own question:

  1. You can't remove the Recurrence using the elements.xml - at least not this way.

  2. You can however remove it using the code below:

       using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://MySharePointSite"))
           using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb())
               SPContentTypeCollection cts = web.ContentTypes;
               SPContentType ct = cts["MyContentType"];
  3. I'm going to change this code and place it in the FeatureActivate method.

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