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SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight by Matt Jackson, Paul Stubbs, Bob German

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15. Creating a Silverlight Field Control

SHAREPOINT PROVIDES quite a number of field types for use throughout the product to define the data representation in every column of every list in SharePoint. These begin with the basics, such as text, numbers, and dates and get more advanced, including field types for rich, multiline text, as well as person, choice, and lookup fields. If you want to see the fields available on a SharePoint site, go to Site Settings and, under Galleries, view the Site Columns Gallery; all of these fields are based on out-of-the-box field types.

In this chapter, you learn to add your own field types in SharePoint. Each field knows how to store its data in SharePoint’s content system and how to render itself for viewing ...

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