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Content Types

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2010

Available in SharePoint Online

In Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010, a content type is a reusable collection of settings that you want to apply to a certain category of content. Content types enable you to manage the metadata and behavior of a document, item, or folder in a centralized, reusable way. Use the following links to read more about creating, customizing, and updating site and list content types.

In This Section

Introduction to Content Types

Site and List Content Types

Content Type Scope

Default List Content Types

Content Type IDs

Base Content Type Hierarchy

Creating Content Types

Updating Content Types

Deleting Content Types

Deploying Content Types

How to: Add a Content Type to a Site

How to: Add a Content Type to a SharePoint List

How to: Reference a Column in a Content Type

See Also




Content Type Definitions

Other Resources


Plan content types and workflows