THX to: http://weblogs.asp.net/guowu/
On the very first day I decided to start blogging, I wanted to create an InfoPath form as a blog client: the current web UI is inconvenient to use and InfoPath seems a perfect fit for this kind of job! It is finally done a few weeks after the initial thought. Here is the information:
1) .Net Framework 1.1
2) Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003 SP1 Preview
a) InfoPath SP1 Preview will expire by the end of July, 2004. If you have not downloaded it yet, you probably want to wait for the official SP1 bits, which should be available soon to the general public. If you can't wait and don't mind the 140MB download, here is the download link.
b) Due to a bug in SP1 Preview, this form may fail to open on machines with both .Net Framework 1.1 and .Net Framework 2.0 installed side by side. You can either wait for the official Infopath SP1 release, which has this bug fixed, or use the form on a machine with only .Net Framework 1.1 installed.
Bloggers using a .Text blog account.
Note: I only tested with http://weblogs.asp.net. If your blog server is a custom build of .Text, this form may not work for you. I would like compile a list of servers that the form likes and doesn't like. If you try it out with your blog server, please provide the results in the comments for this post.
It is too big to include in the post. You can see it here. Remember to enlarge the picture when you open it in the browser.
Download the simpleblogger.msi and run it. If you installed simpleblogger before, please uninstall it first.
188.8.131.52 - 7/19/2004 - Original release
184.108.40.206 - 7/20/2004 - Added error handling code for form load, minor UI touch up.
Open the InfoPath form from your install location(default: %ProgramFiles%\InfoPath Form Templates\simpleblogger.xsn).
Feature highlights, limitations, notes, etc:
I will add those later. Please keep the URL of this post for future reference since I will post any changes, updates here.
Posted with Simple .Text Blog Editor