Is it possible to show, edit etc. InfoPath forms, without installed InfoPath on a machine?
I try to create an application, that show InfoPath forms for editing etc., but with some extra work before (Login and such things).
To mbruenjes: yes, editing InfoPath forms is possible by using a compatible browser, if you have Office Forms Services (part of MOSS 2007). You'd likely need to use the XmlFormView control as a part of your ASP.NET application.
Thanks for your answer. Is there another solution for desktop applications only?
Michael, are you asking if there's a way to fill out InfoPath forms in a desktop application without InfoPath installed? If so, the answer is no. Could you talk a little bit about your scenario?
You could embed InfoPath as a web form control into your custom desktop application, but this still requires an InfoPath license.
Last year i worked on a desktop application for the public health. There were great dynamic forms with dependecies and such things and it should be XML as base of that forms. The data of the filled form are shown in a PDF file with XSLT and XSL:FO.
I used myXAML for the forms and created that as UserControls with the VS editor but this was very slow and unhandy.
I played with InfoPath and it was exactly what i need. Dynamic forms with code behind for business logic. The company's idea was to stay away from licenses in any kind, so i hoped i can create InfoPath forms and put them into a desktop application.
I bet the company already has an Office license - and InfoPath is included in another, slightly more expensive Pro Plus (and above) SKU. If you really can't use the Forms Server in MOSS, this would be the only way out.
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