Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Reverse Engineer Lists, Content Types and Site Columns and retrieving the CAML

Problem: You need to create deployable lists, this should be done using a feature.  You can create a lists using the UI and then get the CAML that created the list.  The code will have some hicups but it a good place to start for building your Lists based on List definitions, content types and their corresponding site columns.

Resolution:
Get the CAML and create your feature based on the declaritive CAML
http://%7bwebapplication%7d/%7Bsite%7D/_vti_bin/owssvr.dll?Cmd=ExportList&List={ListGuid}
Thanks to Sahil Malik

Read More:
http://blah.winsmarts.com/2008-2-Dev_Tip__The_SharePoint_University_of_Reverse_Engineering.aspx
http://www.synergyonline.com/blog/blog-moss/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=24

Download: SharePoint 2010 sandbox project example that creates 2 lists with a lookup field. Updated 24/03/2011


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