List Template Files
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If you install a list template Feature, install a list instance Feature that is based on the list template Feature, and then activate only the list instance Feature, Windows SharePoint Services creates a new list in the specified Web site even though the list template Feature has not been activated.
For a specified feature, Windows SharePoint Services checks the Features directory for a List_Template\Schema.xml file, but you can specify a Path parameter for another directory.
The following example shows the contents of an XML file in a list definition that defines a list template, which means that the list type is displayed on the Create Page.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/"> <ListTemplate Name="announce" Type="104" BaseType="0" OnQuickLaunch="TRUE" SecurityBits="11" DisplayName="Announcements" Description="Create an announcements list when you want a place to share news, status, and other short bits of information." Image="/_layouts/images/itann.gif"> </ListTemplate> </Elements>