Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Beginning with the previous version of SharePoint, when you create a list or library, you can
use more than one content type. This gives you considerable flexibility when making complex
lists. Each content type has its own fields and can even have its own workflows associated with
it. There is even a unique content type for folders, so their contents can automatically inherit
certain fields and traits.
If you go to the list settings of the Team Discussion list (v ia the List Settings button on the
List ribbon), you would see on the List Settings page that content types are enabled, because
there is a Content Type section, and that there are two content types shown, Discussion and
You can also tell that the Discussion content type is the default; it appears at the top of the New Item
drop-down and is the one triggered if a user simply clicks the New Item button.
The base content type for the Discussion list is a folder. You can see this by clicking Discussion in
the Content Types list and following its parentage up (it can be a child of a child of a parent content
type) to the original folder.
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