Jumpstart to InfoPath Development

By | February 12, 2009


Today I gave my session about InfoPath Development.  In this session I show how InfoPath form to capture information and use the data for further processing. Begins with introductions to InfoPath form and InfoPath Form Services, up to several deployment procedure of the form to the server.

When we design an InfoPath form template, we essentially define Data Structure and Layouts – plus some business logic or manage code.  Once the form template is ready – then it need to be accessible by target users. Thus  comes the publishing task.

Publishing task is an action to make the InfoPath form template available to target users – for example through email, network shared, installable template, or SharePoint form library. The last method involves SharePoint to store the template. And even more, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides InfoPath Form Services to enable web-page rendering of an InfoPath form – eleminating requirement to install InfoPath application in the client. Clients only need a web browser to open and fill-up the form.

Field promotion in InfoPath enables us to expose InfoPath template data source to SharePoint form library. The field can be promoted as read-only column or read-write column. If you enable read-write during the promotion, then you can use SharePoint Object Model to write data to that column – that will be reflected in the form.

I just only have 1.5 hours for the talks, so here is the presentation slide and screencast of the demo.


6 thoughts on “Jumpstart to InfoPath Development

    1. cakriwut

      I think the file hoster delete the screen cast.
      Please wait, I’ll upload to other server.

  1. tweety

    I was looking for the demo video and could not find it.
    Could you please upload it.

  2. Mehul Bhuva

    Thanks for the information, well I follow your blog and like the content that you share.

    I have also written a small post covering end to end deployment of browser enabled InfoPath forms with relevant snapshots for the same.

    See my blog post where I take you step-by-step with relevant snapshots covering the following:

    a. Converting InfoPath Data Connections to DCL library in SharePoint.
    b. Publishing InfoPath form to a SharePoint List/Library
    c. Creating a .wsp solution package for the InfoPath form and its code-behind
    d. Creating a batch script that will deploy the InfoPath form on your Production site.
    e. Ensuring the InfoPath form has been deployed as a feature
    f. Modify the DCL’s in the production environment.
    g. Associate the InfoPath Content Type with the Document/Forms Library

    Read the full post here:


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