InfoPath 2003 is a new addition to Microsoft® Office that streamlines the process of fathering, sharing, and using information, by enabling teams and organizations to create, share, and work with rich, dynamic forms. The information gathered is easily reusable throughout organizations and across multiple processes because the native file format of InfoPath is XML. The ability of InfoPath to generate and consume XML makes it an easy platform to integrate and extend, and allows developers to create a variety of interfaces that connect and integrate with a wide spectrum of business processes and work flow.
Programming Microsoft InfoPath: A Developer's Guide takes a practical and code-oriented approach to provide the essential skill set and examples that are needed to develop and implement applications with InfoPath. Starting with an introduction to the InfoPath IDS, and an explanation of how XML is used within the InfoPath environment, the developer is led through the development of CML schemas, and taught how they can be leveraged within an InfoPath solution. Developers will then learn how to generate Web Service and SQL forms, as well as how to integrate solutions seamlessly into the human workflow. Finally, the book shows users how to create mobile, secure solutions, and offers deployment strategies. This is an essential reference for any developer interested in creating distributed applications that use InfoPath.
* Teaches developers how to generate XML, Web Service, and SQL-based forms using InfoPath
* Features a variety of forms that can be used immediately or extended to meet your company's needs, including an employee contact form, a timesheet application, and an interview feedback application
* Explains how to develop workflow automation solutions with a SQL Server, as well as how to extend these solutions beyond the enterprise with Biztalk Server
* Provides information on how to write a secure InfoPath solution, as well as deployment strategies for your applications
Pentium II processor; Windows XP Pro or Windows Server 2003; Internet Information Server (IIS) is required to use the Web Service examples; CD+ROM drive; Hard Drive; 128 MB of RAM minimum, 256 MB of RAM is recommended; Microsoft InfoPath 2003; It is recommended that you have the .NET Framework SDK or Microsoft Visual Studio .NET.
Thom Robbins (Bedford, NH) is a Senior Technology Specialist with Microsoft. He is a regular speaker at a variety of industry events and has contributed to magazines such as Web Services Magazine, Visual Studio .NET, and Exchange and Outlook Magazine.
About the Author
Thom Robbins (Bedford, NH) is a Senior Technology Specialist with Microsoft in New England, working with customers around the various Microsoft developer technologies. He is the author of Programming Microsoft InfoPath: A Developer's Guide and a regular speaker at a variety of industry events. He has also written for magazines such as Web Services Magazine, Visual Studio .NET, and Exchange and Outlook Magazine.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1: Introducing Microsoft Office 2003|
|Chapter 2: Understanding the InfoPath IDE|
|Chapter 3: Generating XML Forms|
|Chapter 4: Generating Web Service Forms|
|Chapter 5: Generating SQL Based Forms|
|Chapter 6: Workflow Automation Using SQL Server 2000|
|Chapter 7: Extending Workflow Automation Using Biztalk Server 2000|
|Chapter 8: Creating Mobile Solutions|
|Chapter 9: Securing InfoPath Solutions|
|Chapter 10: Deployment Strategies|
|Appendix: About the CD-ROM|