A site column is the building block for creating a content type. In this recipe, we will create a site column using the SharePoint object model.
You should have a fully-functional development machine with SharePoint 2010 installed and configured. You also need Visual Studio 2010 IDE installed on the same development machine.
- Launch your Visual Studio 2010 IDE as an administrator (right-click on the shortcut and select Run as administrator.)
- Select File | New | Project. The new project wizard dialog box as shown in the following screenshot will be displayed (make sure to select .NET Framework 3.5 in the top drop-down box):
- Select Empty SharePoint Project under Visual C# | SharePoint | 2010 node from ...