Does anybody have a list of all internal "type" names of contenttype - columns in SP2010?

I am creating a custom contenttype in VS and really don't have an idea where to get them from. I already found out "HTML" as type for Full HTML, but I need all of them.

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Easiest way would be to open up the xml of the out of box feature which provisions columns in SharePoint site.

Got to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\fields.

The 3 xml files fieldswss.xml, fieldswss2.xml and fieldswss3.xml contain the definitions of all the OOB columns in SharePoint. You can easily search for a column and find its type.

Be very careful not to accidentally modify any of the files there.


there's some POSH script that'll output a Site Collection's Content Types & Fields and their properties onto a CSV file - http://aarebrot.net/blog/2008/08/powershell-retrieve-content-types-and-column-fields/

  • Thank you for this script, very helpful - indeed, bookmarked :P Commented Dec 13, 2011 at 15:37

The list of standard SharePoint field types can be found on MSDN (scroll way down to the Type attribute).

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