Developing Solutions with Microsoft Infopath

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Build innovative, XML-based solutions faster—with expert guidance from three veterans of the Microsoft InfoPath design team. Discover how to use common InfoPath design patterns to accelerate the development of forms with a dynamic, easy-to-use front end that connects seamlessly with middle-tier services and back-end servers, including databases, Web services, and Microsoft BizTalk® Server. The authors walk you through a range of programming scenarios—explaining the pros and cons of various approaches and sharing ...

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Overview

Build innovative, XML-based solutions faster—with expert guidance from three veterans of the Microsoft InfoPath design team. Discover how to use common InfoPath design patterns to accelerate the development of forms with a dynamic, easy-to-use front end that connects seamlessly with middle-tier services and back-end servers, including databases, Web services, and Microsoft BizTalk® Server. The authors walk you through a range of programming scenarios—explaining the pros and cons of various approaches and sharing their best practices and undocumented tips. You’ll also find real-world examples, including a complete, three-tier business solution.

Discover how to:

  • Customize and deploy your own InfoPath forms, taking advantage of ready-made sample code
  • Create “smart” InfoPath forms to provide a dynamic experience using conditional visibility, data validation, and autopopulation
  • Design a rich form interface with structured and dynamic sections, multiple views, and calculations
  • Build forms-based workflow processing into InfoPath forms using e-mail, SharePoint® servers, and BizTalk
  • Use the Microsoft .NET common language runtime-based object model to increase development flexibility
  • Receive and submit data for your forms using back-end databases and Web services
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735621169
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 9/17/2004
  • Series: Pro-Developer Series
  • Pages: 406
  • Sales rank: 530,325
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Halstead founded Autonomy Systems LLC, to help companies streamline data-handling costs and improve data analysis using Microsoft Office-based solutions. A former Microsoft developer, Patrick led solutions development for the first version of InfoPath. He is a 2004 Microsoft MVP for Microsoft Office System InfoPath.

Matthew Blain is Director of Software Development for Serriform, LLC, a firm that designs and delivers enterprise-class software solutions. Previously, Matthew worked at Microsoft as a developer for Internet Explorer® and on the team which later developed InfoPath.

Vani Mandava-Teredesai is Lead Software Design Engineer for Testing on the InfoPath product team and has worked on InfoPath since its inception. Prior to joining Microsoft, she worked at the Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition, a research center at State University of New York Buffalo.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: Getting Started

Chapter 1: Customizing Sample Forms

Chapter 2: Creating and Using Forms

Part II: Form Design Patterns

Chapter 3: Creating Smart Forms

Chapter 4: Creating Rich Forms

Chapter 5: Advanced Form Design

Part III: Deployment Design Patterns

Chapter 6: Database Integration

Chapter 7: Web Services

Chapter 8: Deployment and Security

Chapter 9: SharePoint Collaboration

Chapter 10: Forms-Based Workflow

Chapter 11: Advanced Workflow with BizTalk

Appendix : Resources

Appendix : About the Author

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