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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010: Expert Cookbook by Balaji Kithiganahalli

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Chapter 4. List Definitions and Content Types

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Creating a site column
  • Extending an existing content type
  • Creating a custom content type using an object model
  • Associating a document template to a content type
  • Associating a workflow to a content type
  • Creating an external content type
  • Creating a list definition

Introduction

Content type is defined as a reusable collection of metadata, a workflow, and other settings for a category of items which encapsulate data requirements and enable standardization.

In SharePoint, content is stored in some type of list in the site. Content can be pictures, documents, contacts, tasks, or custom items that you store in a list. You can specify in the SharePoint list what kind of content that it ...

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