Field Types schema

Applies to: SharePoint 2016 | SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Online | SharePoint Server 2013

Field Types XML markup is used to define information about a field that is needed to render the field in the UI and in visual designers, regardless of whether the rendering is done by a user control (ASCX), an XSLT template, or a (now Obsolete) RenderPattern.

For more information about how the elements are used, see Custom Field Type Definition and FldTypes.xml.

Elements

The following is a list of the elements included in the field type definition. Select the element name for detailed information about that element.

FieldTypes element (Field Types)
The top level container element for the fldtypes*.xml file.
FieldType element (Field Types)
The top level container element for a field type definition.
Field element (Field Types)
An element that represents a single characteristic of the field type.
PropertySchema element (Field Types)
An element that defines variable field type properties . Obsolete.
Fields element (Field Types Property Schema)
The top-level container element within a PropertySchema element. Obsolete.
Field element (Field Types)
An element that represents a variable property of a custom field type that is set when a column based on the field type is created. Obsolete.
Default element (Field Types Property Schema)
An element that represents the default value of a property of a custom field type. Obsolete.
RenderPattern element (Field Types)
An element that defines how the field is rendered in certain circumstances. Obsolete.