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I'm trying to attach a custom content type to Document Library so that it's available to users whenever they upload a new document, they'll have the necessary columns visible. I'm struggling to staple this onto SharePoint 2010 and cannot really find a solution to this online.

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  • Using Sharepoint UI or code or feature? Commented Aug 30, 2012 at 19:59
  • Ashish, I created the content type as a feature and activated it. What I need to do now, is "attached" this custom type to document libraries created with the creation of a new site. Can I do this via the ONET, if so, how?
    – JadedEric
    Commented Aug 30, 2012 at 20:22

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You can attach a contenttype to a list in a feature:

  • Get a reference to the list
  • Check if the list accepts contenttypes
  • Add the contenttype

And in code:

SPList list = web.Lists["your list"];
list.AllowContentTypes = true;
SPContentType ct = web.AvailableContentTypes["your contenttype"];
list.ContentTypes.Add(ct);

This isn't production code, please add some checks and exception handling.

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