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Default Element (List - Field)

Windows SharePoint Services 3

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  • Sets the default value for a field.






Minimum: 0

Maximum: 1

The following example provides descriptive text and sets the default value of the FavoriteColor field to black.

<Field Type="Text" Name="FavoriteColor">
  <Description>Enter your favorite color here. If you don’t have a 
    favorite color, enter "Black".
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