Document Set created programmatically doesn't work properly

Alex Angas
  • Document Set created programmatically doesn't work properly Alex Angas

    I have a document library using a document set content type. I can create a new document set through the UI and it works perfectly.

    I'm now trying to create a document set in this library programmatically and it's not working properly. Here is the code (based on MSDN documentation):

    // Set some properties
    Hashtable properties = new Hashtable();
    properties.Add("UploadComplete", false);
    properties.Add("FilenameCode", code);
    
    // Create the set
    DocumentSet invoiceSet = DocumentSet.Create(
      list.RootFolder, code, InvoiceSetContentTypeId, properties, true);
    

    What's not working:

    • icon for the set looks like a folder instead of the document set icon

    • clicking on the document set doesn't show the document set home page, it just behaves like a normal document library

    • running CAML queries shows that both internal fields HTML File Type and ProgId should be SharePoint.DocumentSet but instead they are blank

    • changing a field value on the document set folder doesn't propogate to its contents (although perhaps this is supposed to work differently)

    Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

  • I deleted the Document content type from the library which resulted in Document Sets only working through the UI.

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