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Building Content Type Solutions In SharePoint® 2007 by Kevin Martin, David Gerhardt

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Creating a New List Item Content Type

While this book is concerned with creating a document content type for performance appraisals, we’re going to look at the List content types. If you peruse the list of List child content types, shown in Figure 2.3, you’ll see a few content types that are familiar, such as Announcement, Contact, Issue, and Task.

Figure 2.3. Child content types of the List content type.

The mechanics of creating a new content type based upon another content type is the same, regardless of the base content type. The difference is the columns you start off with. To keep things simple, we’re going to base our new content type ...

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