Authoring XML schema (XSD) with InfoPath – Part II

Like I mentioned earlier, it is very easy to use InfoPath as an XML schema editor, with very little extra work:   Choose Design a form… from the File Menu in InfoPath. In the Design a new form task pane, select New Blank Form. Note, if you want to derive a schema from existing XML document or data…

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Authoring XML schema (XSD) with InfoPath – Part I

Recently, I ran across Aaron Skonnard’s MSDN magazine articles talking about Contract First Service Development. The very first step of this so called “Contract-First” development process is to create the XML schema. And for that, Aaron recommended Visual Studio as one of the XSD editor. This reminds me to mention a frequently overlooked fact that…

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A simple InfoPath blog editor for .Text – SimpleBlogger

About SimpleBlogger is an InfoPath based blog client utilizing the simpleblogservice API provided by .Text. Main functionalities are: view current posts; edit existing posts; create new posts; view comments.   Feature highlights In fact, those mostly are benefits provided by InfoPath. SimpleBlogger does very little. Standard editing features found in most Microsoft Office products, but…

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Layout repeating elements horizontally in InfoPath 2003 SP1

In InfoPath, you can use repeating tables or repeating sections to display repeating elements. However, those two controls only allow elements to be arranged vertically. To illustrate, assuming the following data is bound to a repeating table:   <myGroup> <myRepeatingElement name=”element1″ value=”value1″/> <myRepeatingElement name=”element2″ value=”value2″/> <myRepeatingElement name=”element3″ value=”value3″/> <myRepeatingElement name=”…” value=”…”/> </myGroup>   The table…

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