I want to add a input field for a tags via visual studio and I'm wondering, how this field is called inside VS:

Metadata tag input field

does anyone know how this field is called and where to find this in Visual studio 2012?

thanks in advance Jürgen


To clarify my comment on the post from Vardhaman Deshpande.

The "FieldMetadata" looks like this:

Metadata field

As I mentionend in the comment, after deploying there is nothing to see. Furthermore, where can I add the reference to a specific metadata "term store"? i.e. this: terms

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That's a Taxonomy or Managed Metadata field. You can add this field through visual studio either declaratively or programmatically.


Here is a link to create the the Metadata field programmatically: http://sharepointnadeem.blogspot.in/2012/02/create-managed-metadata-field.html

And see here to add it to the New Form: http://sharepointlearningcurve.blogspot.in/2010/04/sp-2010-configure-and-use.html

  • Before I wrote this post, I tried different metadata and taxonomy fields none of them where displaying me anything. I.e. I tried the "fieldMetadata", TaxonomyFieldControl and TaxonomyWebTaggingControl, but none of them displayed me an input form. Is there anything else I have to pay attention to? p.s. I make a small update on my post to clarify things Commented Mar 12, 2013 at 12:28
  • Please see the updated answer. Commented Mar 12, 2013 at 13:03

Hi here is a post I have answered Add managed metadata column via visual studio 2012.

May be this helps


  • Thanks, that was my question as well, but in this case, this is something different :) the approach from Vardhaman seems to work, still trying. Commented Mar 12, 2013 at 13:51

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