SharePoint 2010 Base Types, List Template and Definition IDs, and Content Types IDs

I’m often asked for a list of the IDs of the most common Base Types, List Definitions and Content Types. Especially useful if you’re writing CAML definitions of Lists, List Instances, or Content Types. Here are the lists I’ve gleaned from MSDN.

Base Types

These Base Types come from the SPBaseType enumeration.

Base Type ID
Custom List 0
Document Library 1
Not used 2
Obsolete. Use 0 for discussion boards. 3
Surveys 4
Issues List 5


List Definitions

These List Definitions come from the SPListTemplateType enumeration.

Enumeration Name Description ID
InvalidType Not used -1
NoListTemplate unspecified list type 0
GenericList Custom list 100
DocumentLibrary Document library 101
Survey Survey 102
Links Links 103
Announcements Announcements 104
Contacts Contacts 105
Events Calendar 106
Tasks Tasks 107
DiscussionBoard Discussion board 108
PictureLibrary Picture library 109
DataSources Data sources for a site 110
WebTemplateCatalog Site template gallery 111
UserInformation User Information 112
WebPartCatalog Web Part gallery 113
ListTemplateCatalog List Template gallery 114
XMLForm XML Form library 115
MasterPageCatalog Master Page gallery 116
NoCodeWorkflows No Code Workflows 117
WorkflowProcess Custom Workflow Process 118
WebPageLibrary Wiki Page Library 119
CustomGrid Custom grid for a list 120
SolutionCatalog Solutions 121
NoCodePublic No Code Public Workflow 122
ThemeCatalog Themes 123
DataConnectionLibrary Data connection library for sharing information about external data connections 130
WorkflowHistory Workflow History 140
GanttTasks Project Tasks 150
Meetings Meeting Series (Meeting) 200
Agenda Agenda (Meeting) 201
MeetingUser Attendees (Meeting) 202
Decision Decisions (Meeting) 204
MeetingObjective Objectives (Meeting) 207
TextBox Text Box (Meeting) 210
ThingsToBring Things To Bring (Meeting) 211
HomePageLibrary Workspace Pages (Meeting) 212
Posts Posts (Blog) 301
Comments Comments (Blog) 302
Categories Categories (Blog) 303
Facility Facility 402
Whereabouts Whereabouts 403
CallTrack Call Track 404
Circulation Circulation 405
Timecard Timecard 420
Holidays Holidays 421
IMEDic IME (Input Method Editor) Dictionary 499
ExternalList External 600
IssueTracking Issue tracking 1100
AdminTasks Administrator Tasks 1200
HealthRules Health Rules 1220
HealthReports Health Reports 1221


Content Types

These content types come from the Content Type ID list.

Content Type ID
System 0x
Item 0×01
Document 0×0101
Event 0×0102
Issue 0×0103
Announcement 0×0104
Link 0×0105
Contact 0×0106
Message 0×0107
Task 0×0108
Workflow History 0×0109
Post 0×0110
Comment 0×0111
East Asia Contact 0×0116
Folder 0×0120


  1. Daniel says


    This is useful. Out of interest is it easy to derive the BaseType from the
    SPList instance as in myList.BaseTemplate.GetTypeCode. I want detect whether I am using a Task list type or sub type.


  2. Willy says

    hi there, i have some issues about this. i have created several list definitions. the type id is being automatically generated (ex. 10015). every list definitions has a different type id. i want to deploy an event receiver for all of the list but when i change the list definition type id on the elements.xml and schema.xml it failed the activating features step when i deploy it.
    any idea about this?

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