ContentType Class

Indicates a change to an SPContentType object. Represents a Web site or list content type.


Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint.Client
Assemblies:   Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Silverlight (in Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Silverlight.dll);  Microsoft.SharePoint.Client (in Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll)

[ScriptTypeAttribute("SP.ContentType", ServerTypeId = "{91b5bd2d-e133-486f-b727-197ce5eb2c0d}")]
public class ContentType : ClientObject

This code example initializes a custom content type, adds it to the collection of content types, and displays the names of the specified website’s content types.

using System;
using Microsoft.SharePoint.Client;

namespace Microsoft.SDK.SharePointFoundation.Samples
    class ContentTypeExample
        static void Main()

            string siteUrl = "http://MyServer/sites/MySiteCollection";

            ClientContext clientContext = new ClientContext(siteUrl);
            Web site = clientContext.Web;
            ContentTypeCollection collContentType = site.ContentTypes;

            // Initialize a new content type.
            ContentTypeCreationInformation contentInfo = new ContentTypeCreationInformation();
            contentInfo.Name = "myContentType";
            contentInfo.Description = "My custom content type";
            ContentType contentType = collContentType.Add(contentInfo);


            foreach (ContentType myType in collContentType)
                Console.WriteLine("Content Type Name: {0}", myType.Name);


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.