PublishingPage.ContentType property

Gets the content that is available to this PublishingPage object.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing (in Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.dll)

public SPContentType ContentType { get; }

Property value

Type: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPContentType
The ContentType property gets the SPContentType for this PublishingPage.

The Layout property that provides rendering information to the PublishingPage matches the ContentTypeproperty(). The PageLayout object supports rendering the pieces of content that are associated with the SPContentType.

The ContentType property value is initialized when you create a PublishingPage; this value is based on the AssociatedContentType and cannot be modified.

The user must have View permissions on the PublishingPage to retrieve it and to return its property values.

This example replaces the PageLayout object for all PublishingPage objects in a Web to a new PageLayout that renders the same type of content.

Before compiling and running this example, verify that the oldPageLayout and newPageLayout render the same content. They should use the same AssociatedContentType value.

using PublishingPage = Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.PublishingPage;
using SPListItem = Microsoft.SharePoint.SPListItem;
using SPFile = Microsoft.SharePoint.SPFile;
using SPModerationStatusType = Microsoft.SharePoint.SPModerationStatusType;
using PublishingWeb = Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.PublishingWeb;
using SPUser = Microsoft.SharePoint.SPUser;
using PageLayout = Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.PageLayout;
using PublishingPageCollection = Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.PublishingPageCollection;

namespace Microsoft.SDK.SharePointServer.Samples
    public static class PublishingPageCodeSamples
        public static void SwapPageLayout(PublishingWeb publishingWeb, PageLayout oldPageLayout, PageLayout newPageLayout)
            // Replace these variable values and input parameters
            // with your own values.
            // The comment to set when the page is checked in, published, and
            // approved.
            string checkInComment = "Your comments";
            // Validate the input parameters.
            if (null == publishingWeb)
                throw new System.ArgumentNullException("publishingWeb");
            if (null == oldPageLayout)
                throw new System.ArgumentNullException("oldPageLayout");
            if (null == newPageLayout)
                throw new System.ArgumentNullException("newPageLayout");
            // Confirm that the oldPageLayout and newPageLayout are compatible.
            if (oldPageLayout.AssociatedContentType.Id != newPageLayout.AssociatedContentType.Id)
                throw new System.ArgumentException(
                    "The page layouts must render the same type of content",

            System.Guid oldPageLayoutId = oldPageLayout.ListItem.File.UniqueId;

            // Set the new PageLayout for all pages that use the old PageLayout.
            PublishingPageCollection publishingPages = publishingWeb.GetPublishingPages();
            foreach (PublishingPage publishingPage in publishingPages)
                if (publishingPage.Layout.ListItem.UniqueId == oldPageLayoutId)
                    if (publishingPage.ListItem.File.CheckOutStatus == SPFile.SPCheckOutStatus.None)

                    publishingPage.Layout = newPageLayout;

                    // The PublishingPage has the same SPContentType as its PageLayout.
                        publishingPage.ContentType.Parent.Id ==