InfoPath Training Video: Installing InfoPath 2007

In this InfoPath training video, you'll learn how to install InfoPath 2007 and select the component required to be able to create electronic forms and write code for these electronic forms using VSTA.

This is lesson 3 in the InfoPath training videos series. The InfoPath training videos series is a series of free step-by-step video tutorials that take beginners from knowing nothing about InfoPath to creating form templates in InfoPath.

You can use InfoPath 2007 to create electronic forms that can be filled in either standalone through the InfoPath client application or via a browser as part of SharePoint. The latter requires InfoPath Forms Services to be installed, which can be done by installing Forms Server 2007 or enabling it in SharePoint Enterprise Edition.

While you do not have to write code in InfoPath and while much can be done in InfoPath without writing code, there is a limit as to what you can do using the out-of-the-box functionality of InfoPath to create electronic forms. This is when you’ll have to write code to get the functionality you require.

You can use either Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) or Visual Studio to write .NET managed code in InfoPath. VSTA comes as part of the InfoPath setup program, but is not installed by default when you install InfoPath; you have to explicitly select it – the preceding training video shows you how to install VSTA when you install InfoPath.

For additional information on writing code in InfoPath, see:

  1. Which programming language to use for writing code in InfoPath?
  2. How to set the programming language in InfoPath 2007

Next lesson » Exploring the InfoPath 2007 environment


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