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InfoPath and MOSS 2007 Useful Links

u How to do custom themes for MOSS
http://www.sharepointblogs.com/tigirry/archive/2007/07/03/custom-site-theme-for-sharepoint-2007-moss-2007-and-wss-3-0.aspx

u How to create a custom List
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/HA100992481033.aspx

u How to set security permissions for an assembly http://www.thesug.org/blogs/lsuslinky/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=ee6ea231%2D5770%2D4c2d%2Da99c%2Dc7c6e5fec1a7&ID=18&Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ethesug%2Eorg%2Fblogs%2Flsuslinky%2FLists%2FCategories%2FCategory%2Easpx%3FName%3DCode

u How to create a code behind page for a master page (keep in mind you got to do all the same security items you do for a web part (web config and all)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc411726.aspx http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc411726.aspx
 
http://claytonj.wordpress.com/2008/04/13/sharepoint-code-behind-demo-using-vsewss11/

u Another way to do the custom additional menu http://www.shannonbray.com/2008/05/custom-navigation-for-wss.html

u Some useful Videos (also look at related video’s) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOPJTgSoFCQ

u InfoPath web part http://www.sharepointblogs.com/marwantarek/archive/2008/02/25/infopath-form-viewer-webpart.aspx

u When you need to debug why you are getting an unexpected error, try this http://blog.thekid.me.uk/archive/2007/02/15/a-solution-to-quot-an-unexpected-error-has-occurred-quot-in-wss-v3.aspx

u Pass input parameters via query string to InfoPath http://blogs.msdn.com/infopath/archive/2007/02/26/passing-data-into-a-form-input-parameters.aspx

u How to use parameters to invoke browser InfoPath form http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms772417.aspx

u How to turn off tool bars
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb267334.aspx

u How to use style sheets with InfoPath http://www.infopathdev.com/blogs/greg/archive/2005/06/07/Add-a-Custom-Style-Sheet-to-a-View.aspx

u Useful links entry on some links on performance for InfoPath http://blog.michaellotter.com/post/InfoPath-team-blog-is-active-again-with-a-new-series.aspx

u How to make dependant dropdowns

u Only good for Client having InfoPath locally) http://blogs.msdn.com/infopath/archive/2004/03/24/95529.aspx

u http://blogs.technet.com/aqa/archive/2007/03/14/infopath-connecting-two-list-boxes-to-reflect-parent-child-relationship.aspx

u Good for web browser versions (as shown in POC) http://blogs.msdn.com/infopath/archive/2006/10/12/cascading-dropdowns-in-browser-forms.aspx

u Overview of Web service support in InfoPath 2007
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb852081.aspx

u Keep this one in mind when working with the above http://wssdevelopment.blogspot.com/2007/11/querying-web-service-with-infopath-2007.html

u How to use external data (direct connect to data) in InfoPath http://blogs.msdn.com/dipper/archive/2007/02/20/how-to-configure-form-service-infopath-to-allow-external-sql-data-connection.aspx

u For data validation, here is a great regex library link http://regexlib.com/Search.aspx

u Keep in mind with using Regex. You need to remove the beginning ^ and ending $ from any regular expression you try to use in InfoPath, otherwise you'll get back an error. As well as bracket your parts with ( and )

u How to conditionally show/hide controls
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/infopath/HA100338851033.aspx?pid=CH100598351033

u How to create a custom Document Library to hold other types of documents (PDF’s and such).
http://www.sharepointblogs.com/tbaginski/archive/2007/08/16/creating-a-custom-document-library-feature-in-wss-v3-moss-2007.aspx

u Display charts via excel services
http://zabistop.blogspot.com/2007/12/displaying-charts-in-sharepoint-using.html

u InfoPath vs. ASP.NET

u A simple summary
http://www.jyhuh.com/blog/archive/2008/03/02/AspNet_vs_InfoPath_Forms_Services.aspx

u More detailed summary
http://office12.blogspot.com/2007/06/infopath-web-forms-vs-aspx.html

u More info
http://www.infopathdev.com/forums/p/1470/1470.aspx

u List of browsers that are compatible with InfoPath as well as more info
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/infopath/HA102040851033.aspx#2

u A cool tool to convert an InfoPath form to ASP.NET (in case you start off with InfoPath and later need to move to .NET) http://www.infoview.net/

 

Published Saturday, October 11, 2008 7:46 AM by jfuentes

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Jose Fuentes is the Co-Founder of the Capital City .NET Users Group of Florida, he helped organized and build the community and community web site (www.tlhdotnet.net). He’s an active MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Microsoft, and strongly involved in the .NET community. He gives presentations and loves helping others with problems. You can find many of his posts and work on www.aspalliance.com, www.planet-source-code.com and www.windowsforms.com. He’s an active columnist for the asp alliance and Co-Authored in the ASP.NET Cook Book and currently working on a Smart Client book. His experience in .NET spans back to the early days of the first beta and he has a passion to spread the word to as many welcoming and un-welcoming ears that he can. Specializes in VB.NET and windows applications (rich client/smart client), also very knowledgeable of VS 2005 (been in beta since July 2003, after being invited to Microsoft). He’s very handy with MS SQL server 2000 and MSDE.