Wednesday, 24 October 2007

InfoPath and Forms Server Resources

While researching a particular project we are working on concerning deployment of a number of InfoPath developed forms on Forms Server I came across a Technet WebCast which uses the XmlFormView control in ASP.NET to host InfoPath forms.

This is something which is extremely cool, because you can have a simple aspx page which presents a minimal view just of your form (rendered via Forms Server), which can be exposed to the Internet. Forms are then submitted and then processing of these forms can be done on normal SharePoint sites, i.e. forms are then processed by administration.

E.g. you have a government department which has all kinds of application forms. These are exposed via Forms Server to the departments website, and once these are submitted, processing of these forms is done by the department using SharePoint internally.

Hosting the InfoPath 2007 Form Editing Environment in a Custom Web Form

I'll be posting more information on how to do this hopefully in the very near future...