List Element (Site)

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2010

Specifies a list instance to include in sites created through a site definition configuration or Web template configuration.

  CustomSchema = "Text"
  Description = "Text"
  EmailAlias = "Text"
  EnableContentTypes = "TRUE" | "FALSE"
  EnableMinorVersions = "TRUE" | "FALSE"
  FeatureId = "GUID"
  ForceCheckout = "TRUE" | "FALSE"  HyperlinkBaseUrl = Text
  QuickLaunchUrl = Text
  RootWebOnly = "TRUE" | "FALSE"
  Title = "Text"
  Type = Integer
  Url = "Text"
  VersioningEnabled = "TRUE" | "FALSE">





Optional Text.


Optional Text. Provides a description for the list. This attribute must be specified within a configuration in an Onet.xml file when you are adding a custom list definition to a site definition. The value of this attribute overrides the value contained with the DefaultDescription element of a Schema.xml file.


Optional Text. If e-mail notification is enabled, specifies the e-mail address to use to notify to the owner of an item when an assignment has changed or the item has been updated.


Optional Boolean. TRUE to enable management of content types in lists created through the list definition.


Optional Boolean. TRUE to enable minor versions for items in the list.


Optional GUID. Specifies the GUID of a Feature to associate with the list.


Optional Boolean. TRUE to require that documents be checked out from the document library in order to be edited.


Optional Text.


Optional Text. Specifies the URL of the view page to open for the list through Quick Launch navigation.


Optional Boolean. TRUE to specify that the list created from the definition exists only in the root Web site of a site collection.


Required Text. The generic display name of the list.


Optional Integer. Specifies the list template type of the list. The following values are the default list template types.

  • 100   Generic list

  • 101   Document library

  • 102   Survey

  • 103   Links list

  • 104   Announcements list

  • 105   Contacts list

  • 106   Events list

  • 107   Tasks list

  • 108   Discussion board

  • 109   Picture library

  • 110   Data sources

  • 111   Site template gallery

  • 112   User Information list

  • 113   Web Part gallery

  • 114   List template gallery

  • 115   XML Form library

  • 116   Master pages gallery

  • 117   No-Code Workflows

  • 118   Custom Workflow Process

  • 119   Wiki Page library

  • 120   Custom grid for a list

  • 130   Data Connection library

  • 140   Workflow History

  • 150   Gantt Tasks list

  • 200   Meeting Series list

  • 201   Meeting Agenda list

  • 202   Meeting Attendees list

  • 204   Meeting Decisions list

  • 207   Meeting Objectives list

  • 210   Meeting text box

  • 211   Meeting Things To Bring list

  • 212   Meeting Workspace Pages list

  • 301   Blog Posts list

  • 302   Blog Comments list

  • 303   Blog Categories list

  • 1100   Issue tracking

  • 1200   Administrator tasks list

This attribute corresponds to the Type attribute of the ListTemplate element.


Optional Text.

Specifies the path to the root of the directory that contains the ASPX files to which the list definition applies, relative to the root URL of the Web site.


Optional Boolean. TRUE to specify within a Schema.xml file that versioning is enabled by default for document libraries that are created through the list definition. Setting this attribute has no effect on existing document libraries. If TRUE, versioning can still be disabled for a document library on the New Document Library page when the library is being created.

Child Elements


Parent Elements

GlobalLists, Lists


Minimum: 0

Maximum: Unbounded