2010 Archive

2010 blog posts on the InfoPath Solutions Blog

Top 5 bestsellers among InfoPath and SharePoint books in 2010

Learn which InfoPath, SharePoint, and SharePoint Designer books were bought in 2010 and read by visitors of BizSupportOnline.NET, and discover 5 SharePoint 2010 books that contain some InfoPath 2010 information.

Infopath 2010 Tip: Change the quick publish location

Learn how you can change the publish location after you have previously published an InfoPath form template, used the quick publish functionality in InfoPat 2010, and would like to republish the InfoPath form template but then using a different publish location.

InfoPath 2010 Tutorial: Restore an InfoPath 2010 button to its original style

Watch this short video that shows you how you can quickly restore a button to its original display settings for style and formatting in InfoPath 2010.

10 InfoPath best practices for form template design

Learn about 10 things you could do to create better, more maintainable InfoPath form templates.

InfoPath 2010 Tutorial: Highlight rows of a repeating table in InfoPath 2010

In this InfoPath 2010 video tutorial you'll learn how to use conditional formatting to highlight rows in a repeating table based on a text string that is typed into a text box.

InfoPath 2010 Tutorial: Copy text from a list box to a text box in InfoPath 2010

In this InfoPath 2010 video tutorial you'll learn how to use rules and filters to lookup the name of an item in an external data source used to populate a list box control, and copy the item's text to a text box control.

Create text boxes for items selected in a multiple-selection list box in InfoPath 2010

Learn how you can use conditional formatting to hide and show rows of a repeating table that are based on the items selected in a multiple-selection list box on an InfoPath 2010 form.

Open an InfoPath form from a link in SharePoint 2010

Learn how you can add a navigation link to the Quick launch bar on a SharePoint 2010 site so that users can easily click the link to fill out a new InfoPath form.

Use a SharePoint list for dependent multi-select list boxes on an InfoPath 2010 browser form

Learn how you can use a SharePoint list (or multiple SharePoint lists) to create dependent list boxes on an InfoPath 2010 browser form published to SharePoint 2010.

Using InfoPath 2010 to design form templates for SharePoint 2007

Learn how you can use InfoPath 2010 with SharePoint 2007 to design form templates that can be published to SharePoint 2007.

Publish administrator approved form templates to SharePoint 2010

Learn what steps are required for publishing administrator approved form templates in InfoPath 2010 to SharePoint 2010.

Difference between InfoPath 2007 and InfoPath 2010

Learn what a few of the key differences are between InfoPath 2007 and InfoPath 2010 and whether and when it makes sense to upgrade from InfoPath 2007 to InfoPath 2010.

2 Ways to merge survey forms in InfoPath 2010

Learn how you can structure the Main data source of an InfoPath form in such a way that it can serve well for merging and analyzing survey data from multiple forms.

3 Ways to create a hidden field in InfoPath 2010

Learn which 3 methods you can use to hide fields in InfoPath 2010 and when to use each to create an InfoPath 2010 hidden field.

Use PowerPoint 2010 to create button images for InfoPath 2010

Learn how you can use PowerPoint 2010 to create images that you can use for a Picture Button control in InfoPath 2010.

Autonumber repeating table rows in InfoPath 2010

Learn how you can use a formula in InfoPath to autonumber a repeating table by automatically assigning sequential numbers to rows of the repeating table on an InfoPath 2010 form. This solution also works for InfoPath browser forms in SharePoint.

Quick Tip: Format text with proper case in InfoPath

Learn how you can use InfoPath functions in a formula to automatically capitalize the first letter of text that is typed into a text box on an InfoPath form when the text box loses the focus.

Top 10 questions about InfoPath attachments

A compilation of the 10 most popular queries about the InfoPath attachment control, including using InfoPath attachments with SharePoint document libraries, SharePoint lists, and SharePoint workflows.

InfoPath Basics: InfoPath Resource Files - purpose and benefit

Learn what InfoPath resource files are and when you should use them.

InfoPath Demo: Password-protect InfoPath forms in SharePoint

In this InfoPath demo you'll see an example of using encryption and a password to protect the data that is stored in fields on an InfoPath browser form in SharePoint.

Display the same repeating table in different places in InfoPath

Learn how you can display data from a repeating table in other repeating tables that are located on different places on an InfoPath form.

How to open an InfoPath form and template that were moved or copied

Learn how you can avoid getting the error 'InfoPath cannot open the following file' by changing the contents of an InfoPath form that is linked to an InfoPath form template that was moved or copied to a different location or computer, so that you can open the InfoPath form again.

How to set the maximum field length in InfoPath

Learn how you can use a data validation condition to check the maximum field length in InfoPath and display an error message to the user if the maximum field length is exceeded.

Quick Tip: Display button text on two lines in InfoPath

Learn how you can use a secondary data source to display text on two lines on a button in InfoPath thereby creating a multi-line button label in InfoPath.

Display Excel data in InfoPath via SharePoint or XML connections

Learn which 2 methods are available if you want to display data from Excel 2007 as a secondary data source in InfoPath 2007.

Publish Excel 2007 data to SharePoint then display it in InfoPath

In this InfoPath video tutorial you'll learn how to publish an Excel 2007 table to SharePoint as a SharePoint list and then use a Repeating Table in InfoPath to display the Excel data through a data connection with the SharePoint list.

3 Ways to use InfoPath forms in Office SharePoint Server and WSS 3

Learn what InfoPath forms can be used for or as in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 or Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0.

InfoPath Q&A: How do I copy or transfer data between InfoPath forms?

This post discusses two possible solutions for a reader's question about how to automatically transfer or copy data entered into one InfoPath form to the same fields in a second InfoPath form.

InfoPath Basics: How to make fields in InfoPath the same size

Learn how you can use Layout Tables and the Width property on InfoPath fields to make fields in InfoPath the same size.

Sort and filter a SharePoint list in InfoPath using a DataView

Learn how you can use C# code and the DataView class of ADO.NET to sort and filter SharePoint list items displayed in a repeating table in InfoPath.

How to upload a file to SharePoint from an InfoPath form

Learn how you can write code in the FormCode.cs file of an InfoPath form template to be able to extract and from within InfoPath upload a file or document attached to the InfoPath form to a SharePoint document library.

InfoPath Basics: Make a control required based on a condition

Learn how you can use data validation in InfoPath to make a field required based on a condition or the value of another field.

2 Ways to retrieve the SharePoint site collection URL of an InfoPath browser form

Learn how you can write C# code in an InfoPath browser form to be able to retrieve the URL of the SharePoint site collection that the InfoPath form is part of.

InfoPath 2013 Cookbook: 121 Codeless Recipes for Beginners

InfoPath 2013 Cookbook 2: 121 Codeless Recipes for SharePoint 2013

InfoPath 2010 Cookbook: 101 Codeless Recipes for Beginners

InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 2: 101 Codeless Recipes for SharePoint 2010

InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 3: 101 Code Recipes for C# Developers

InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 4: 101 Code Recipes for VB Developers

InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 5: Integrating InfoPath with Excel and Excel Services