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FieldType Element (Field Types)

Published: May 2010

Represents a single field type definition.

<FieldType>
</FieldType>

Attribute

Description

None

FieldType elements are configured in fldtypes*.xml files in %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\14\TEMPLATE\XML.

The following example defines two custom field types. The example has been edited for clarity.

Important note Important

The RenderPattern and PropertySchema elements are obsolete. They are shown here solely to assist in the debugging of custom fields that were originally developed against earlier versions of SharePoint Foundation.

Note Note

The possible values for the <Field Name="ParentType"> element are exactly the same as the possible values for the Type attribute of the Field Element (List) element.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<FieldTypes>
  <FieldType>
    <Field Name="TypeName">SocialSecurityNumber</Field>
    <Field Name="ParentType">Text</Field>
    <Field Name="TypeDisplayName">Social Security Number</Field>
      …
    <RenderPattern Name="DisplayPattern">
       …
    </RenderPattern>
  </FieldType>
  <FieldType>
    <Field Name="TypeName">USAddress</Field>
    <Field Name="ParentType">MultiColumn</Field>
    <Field Name="TypeDisplayName">US Address</Field>
      …
    <PropertySchema>
      …
    </PropertySchema>
    <RenderPattern Name="DisplayPattern">
      …
    </RenderPattern>
  </FieldType>
</FieldTypes>
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