Creating a SharePoint List Template using a Feature


Building on the last post about creating a content type, in this post we’ll create a custom list template which uses that content type and deploy it using a feature. If you’ve ever taken a look at the schema definition file for a list template, you may baulk at it’s size and complexity, in fact … Continue reading Creating a SharePoint List Template using a Feature

Creating a SharePoint Content Type using a Feature


Following on from this post in which I created Site Columns using a feature, in this post we will create a Content Type based on these site columns. For an introduction to Content Types see the MSDN site. Building on the solution in the previous post, we will create a Content Type called “My Site … Continue reading Creating a SharePoint Content Type using a Feature

SharePoint Integer and Numeric Field (Site Column) Types


One of the Field types available for defining Site Columns is Integer, another is Numeric. When you create a site column using the UI, you won’t see an option for creating a site column of type Integer. However if you create a site column of type Integer and provision it into SharePoint using a feature, … Continue reading SharePoint Integer and Numeric Field (Site Column) Types

Creating SharePoint Site Columns using a Feature


In this post we will be creating some Site Columns and provisioning them into SharePoint using a feature. The tools we will be using are Visual Studio 2008 and WSPBuilder. First create a new Visual Studio project using the WSPBuilder Empty project template. Your new solution should look something like this. Add a new project … Continue reading Creating SharePoint Site Columns using a Feature

6 Part Series: Customizing the User Experience of SharePoint


There is a great 6 part series on customizing the user experience by Bjørn Furuknap on SharePoint magazine. The series covers the following topics; Part 1: Overview of the default SharePoint interface from a technical point of view In the first article we will look at how the default SharePoint interface is built. We will look at … Continue reading 6 Part Series: Customizing the User Experience of SharePoint