Drop the Solution Version Number in a Field

Simple question, simple answer.   Let’s say you want to tell a user what version of the solution they are using.   Technically the way the InfoPath works they don’t need to worry about that, but let’s just say you wanted to tell them.   The following code shows you how to grab a node and push the…

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Dynamic Efficient Querying of Large Datasets

Folks, I have done a lot of work with making InfoPath live up to it’s promise of providing an offline experience.  That promise becomes a lot harder to fulfill when you are querying large datasets in your form to populate one dropdown lists or more likely a series of cascading dropdowns.   The issue is that…

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Jumping Around in a Long Form

Hi Everybody, Hey sometimes you get a long form that requires you to do a lot of scrolling around to get to to the different sections.   I use a lot of tricks with views and/or conditionally hidden sections to make things look like they all fit on one page.  Nevertheless, there are some of you…

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Preventing The Average User From Designing Forms

Folks, Although I think it severely impairs the value proposition of using InfoPath, I get asked a lot how a company can deploy InfoPath to every desktop and yet control who has the ability to build and post new forms.   It turns out that it’s pretty easy to do via the Adminstrative Templates that ship…

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Adding Data to Dropdowns and Requerying in One Step

Folks, Ran into a sticky issue the other day where a customer wanted a drop down list to be bound to a table (they put it as enforced referential integrity), but wanted to allow the users the ability to add values to the dropdown on the fly.  The idea that I came up with was…

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More on Programmatically E-Mailing via InfoPath Code

Folks, In this post http://blogs.msdn.com/timpash/archive/2005/11/03/Alternate_Ways_To_Send_Mail.aspx I was a bit lax in getting the novice to a 100% solution.   What I left out is that most often a user is going to want to pluck values out of the form and then use those values as recipients or in the text strings that comprise the body or…

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Getting InfoPath and BizTalk to Play Nicely Together

Folks, Been a little remiss in posting for a while.   Been busy!  In any case, I’ve encountered some nuances about interacting with BizTalk that I’d like to share.    I often talk about how BizTalk and InfoPath are perfect bedfellows in that they are both XML centric and are “designed to work together”.  Well, that’s kind…

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Programmatically Writing Files to Directories

Ok, so it’s easy to send an e-mail, post to a web service or post to a WSS/SPS Form Library using the canned data connections.   That’s all fine and well.   It’s not easy however to push a file to a file directory, either locally or to a file share somewhere on the intranet.   I had…

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