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Create Site Content Type in SharePoint using CSOM

The example in this topic show how to use CSOM to Create Site Content Type in SharePoint
  • Please follow the steps below to execute the code in Visual Studio using Console Application. You can customize the solution according to your requirements.
  • Check the article to Connect to SharePoint context using CSOM. This is very helpful if you are doing any programming in CSOM.
  • Don't forget to use the assemblies as mentioned in the code.

How to run CSOM code in SharePoint?

  • Open your Visual Studio.
  • From the template, select Console Application as shown in the screenshot
  • Select the .Net Framework version from the top drop-down as well. You can also change the .Net Framework after creating the solution.
  • Enter Project Name, Location and Solution Name and click on OK.
  • create console application using Visual Studio
  • Now your program.cs file will open. Copy the code in main function.
  • Once you are done with your code, just hit F5 or Run the application.

  • using Microsoft.SharePoint.Client;
  • using System.Linq;
  •  
  • using (ClientContext clientContext = new ClientContext ("http://MyServer/sites/MySiteCollection"))
  • {
  • ContentTypeCollection oContentTypeCollection = clientcontext.Web.ContentTypes;
  •  
  • // Load content type collection
  • clientcontext.Load(oContentTypeCollection);
  • clientcontext.ExecuteQuery();
  •  
  • // Give parent content type name over here
  • ContentType oparentContentType = (from contentType in oContentTypeCollection where contentType.Name == "Parent Content Type Name" select contentType).FirstOrDefault();
  •  
  • ContentTypeCreationInformation oContentTypeCreationInformation = new ContentTypeCreationInformation();
  •  
  • // Name of the new content type
  • oContentTypeCreationInformation.Name = "New Content Type";
  •  
  • // Description of the new content type
  • oContentTypeCreationInformation.Description = "New Content Type Description";
  •  
  • // Name of the group under which the new content type will be creted
  • oContentTypeCreationInformation.Group = "Custom Content Types Group";
  •  
  • // Specify the parent content type over here
  • oContentTypeCreationInformation.ParentContentType = oparentContentType;
  •  
  • // Add "ContentTypeCreationInformation" object created above
  • ContentType oContentType = oContentTypeCollection.Add(oContentTypeCreationInformation);
  •  
  • clientcontext.ExecuteQuery();
  • }

Thank you for reading this article. This code was tested in SharePoint 2013

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