Having many content types on a list

The question came up the other day – what happens if you have a lot of content types attached to a SharePoint list. Say, for example, a hundred? The ‘New’ menu might get a little, um, large. Well, I used the code for programmatically creating a content type from the other day to create and attach lot of content types. Continue reading “Having many content types on a list”

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Having many content types on a list

Control the Content Types in the New menu via code

We’ve got a project with an interesting requirement for a Document Library. When the site it provisioned, it will have a number of documents already in it, of a specific content type. Users should not be able to create more documents of that content type. Further, we would be uploading documents via some custom screens which should also be stored as ‘hidden’ document content types.

No problem, I thought – in my Schema.xml for my custom Document library I can specify Hidden=”TRUE” in the ContentType node. Sadly, this doesn’t work entirely well… Continue reading “Control the Content Types in the New menu via code”

Control the Content Types in the New menu via code

Changing SharePoint Menu Colours

I was looking at something a bit curious – I wanted to change the menus in SharePoint, specifically the colour down the left hand side of the menu:

As the menus are dynamic, I wasn’t able to interrogate them with the IE Dev toolbar to know what styles were being applied. I took a screenshot and tried looking for the colour of the bar in the CSS files. It wasn’t there.

Huh?

Well, I realised that I’d have to trawl through the CSS searching for a likely looking class. I tried Core.css and found the ms-MenuUI and ms-MenuUILarge classes (also defined in the in the Menu.css file, for some reason).

These use images for those bars! Ah! Changing them results in my new background image being used:

Sorted!

Changing SharePoint Menu Colours