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DefaultDescription Element (List)

Last modified: April 16, 2010

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2010

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Sets the default description that appears in the title area of list views and on the Documents and Lists page in Microsoft SharePoint Foundation.


<DefaultDescription>
</DefaultDescription>

Attribute

Description

None

N/A

The DefaultDescription element requires a value within the Schema.xml file of a custom list definition.

The following excerpt sets the default description for announcements lists.

<DefaultDescription>
  Use the Announcements list to post messages on the home page 
    of your site.
</DefaultDescription>
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