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Monday, April 25, 2011

Dynamically Creating Sharepoint Content Type

In a scenario where you need to create Content Type in bunch, there comes the role of Dynamic Content types.

The following code snippet helps you in creating content type dynamically.

Code:

using System;using Microsoft.SharePoint;
namespace DynamicContentTypeConsole{ class Program { static void Main(string[] args) { string siteURL = "URL of Site"; using (SPSite objSPSite = new SPSite(siteURL))
{
using (SPWeb objSPWeb = objSPSite.OpenWeb()) { SPContentType objSPContentType = new SPContentType(
objSPWeb.AvailableContentTypes["ParentContentType"],
objSPWeb.ContentTypes, "Dynamic Content Type");
// A Required Field // Create Site Column objSPWeb.Fields.Add("Dynamic Number Column", SPFieldType.Number, true);
SPFieldLink objSPFieldLink1 = new SPFieldLink(objSPWeb.Fields["Dynamic Number Column"]); objSPContentType.FieldLinks.Add(objSPFieldLink1);
// A required String Field // Create Site Column objSPWeb.Fields.Add("Dynamic String Column", SPFieldType.Text, true);
SPFieldLink objSPFieldLink2 = new SPFieldLink(objSPWeb.Fields["Dynamic String Column"]);
objSPContentType.FieldLinks.Add(objSPFieldLink2);
//A non-required Choice Field // Create Site Column objSPWeb.Fields.Add("Dynamic Choice Column", SPFieldType.Choice, false);
SPFieldChoice choicefield = (SPFieldChoice)objSPWeb.Fields["Dynamic Choice Column"];
// Add a group to the filed choicefield.Group = "Dynamic Group";
// Add choices choicefield.Choices.Add(string.Empty); choicefield.Choices.Add("Yes"); choicefield.Choices.Add("No");
// Set the default choice choicefield.DefaultValue = string.Empty; choicefield.Update();
SPFieldLink objSPFieldLink3 = new SPFieldLink(choicefield); objSPContentType.FieldLinks.Add(objSPFieldLink3);
objSPWeb.Fields.AddLookup("Dynamic Lookup Column", new Guid("GUIDofRemoteList"), false);
SPFieldLookup lookupfield = (SPFieldLookup)objSPWeb.Fields["Dynamic Lookup Column"];
// Set the remote field lookupfield.LookupField = "RemoteFieldName"; lookupfield.Update(); SPFieldLink objSPFieldLink4 = new SPFieldLink(lookupfield); objSPContentType.FieldLinks.Add(objSPFieldLink4);
objSPWeb.ContentTypes.Add(objSPContentType); objSPContentType.Update(); } } } }}

The code snippet is the Console Application, and is ready to use.

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