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FieldType Element (Field Types)

Windows SharePoint Services 3

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Represents a single field type definition.


<FieldType>
</FieldType>

Attribute

Description

None

FieldType elements are configured in fldtypes*.xml files in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\XML.

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

NoteNote

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 - Definition) 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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