content type as a development perspective RRS feed

  • Question

  • what is a content type as a development perspective and in what all places content types are used. i just know that content type is like a template which we can reuse.
    can it be used for page layout also? please explain with scenarios and examples. thanks in advance :)
    Monday, June 4, 2012 10:19 AM


  • Content Types are typically used to collect certain data about a document or list item.  They are intended for reuse so that people do not have to re-add site columns to multiple lists.  

    Yes, content types can be associated with page layouts.  You can have the page layout require specific columns that are relevant to that layout.

    Corey Roth - SharePoint Server MVP blog: www.dotnetmafia.com twitter: @coreyroth

    Monday, June 4, 2012 1:11 PM