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What are content types in SharePoint?

Posted By :Amit Mehra     Posted Date :January 31, 2010    Points :10   Category :SharePoint 
A content type is a flexible and reusable WSS type definition (or we can a template) that defines the columns and behavior for an item in a list or a document in a document library. For example, you can create a content type for a leave approval document with a unique set of columns, an event handler, and its own document template and attach it with a document library/libraries.

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