Content Type Column Removal

  • Content Type Column Removal dmce

    I have a few Content Types that inherit from a base Content Type. These are all wrapped up as part of my solution.

    I wondered, as it is possible to add additional columns to a child Content Type using FieldRefs, is it possible to remove a column for the child Content Type that is specified in the parent Content Type?

    It can be done on the front-end but I wondered if I could do it as part of my deployment?

  • You could certainly use a Feature Receiver to hide the Field (FieldRef) on your child Content Type.

    It may be possible to put a FieldRef in the definition of the inheriting Content Type with the same ID as the field ref in the parent and set it to Hidden=True, but I have no idea if this works it's just speculation.

    The Feature Receiver will definitely work (assuming you code it right!)

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