I'm trying to customize the content type selector from a jslink file.

I tried the standard approach, but it does not trigger :

(function () {

    var customContentType = function (ctx) {
        return "it's working"

    var overrideCtx = {};
    overrideCtx.Templates = {};

    overrideCtx.Templates.Fields = {
        "ContentType": {
            "EditForm": customContentType

Also tried on ContentTypeId, but no more success.

Is there any way to customize Content Type selector ?

PS: I know I can hide the native drop down under the carpet and manually trigger event with

var oobCTSelector = document.querySelector("[id$='ContentTypeChoice']");
oobCTSelector.style.display = "none";

but I thinks it's a bit hackish.

[Edit] One clue that let me think it's not even possible is that if I inspect the context object I get :


>Attachments: 2
> Author: 1
> Champ_x0020_CT_x0020_01: 2
> Created: 1
> Editor: 1
> Modified: 1
> Title: 2

There's no mention to content type field

  • Did you try ContentTypeChoice, just because...why not? It might not work at all, anyway. If you look at the rendering templates (DefaultTemplates.aspx), most of the forms have a ChangeContentType template that is separate from the ListFieldIterator or CSRListFieldIterator template, so it's quite possible that the Content Type drop-down is rendered on the server and never goes through the CSR cycle. – Dylan Cristy Feb 11 '19 at 19:34
  • Unsuprisingly, it does not work using ContentTypeChoice. Where do you find the defaulttemplates.aspx ? (or did you mean ascx ?) – Steve B Feb 12 '19 at 9:09
  • Ah yes, my bad, it is ascx. Found in the 15 hive /TEMPLATE/CONTROLTEMPLATES, you'll need to have an on-prem installation to get to them. – Dylan Cristy Feb 12 '19 at 14:40

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