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One of the reasons we started this team blog was to get your comments (spurred by our tips and tricks), so it's exciting to see more folks chime in. Let me just take a moment to fan the flames…
 
We're listening
We're always open to feature requests to help us plan for future versions. And we're also interesting in blog post suggestions, which we'll try to post on quickly. If you have kudos, well of course they're always welcome. So leave a comment to let us know what you're thinking!
 
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- Ned
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  • 1. I'd like to format IP form elts with styles attached from CSS-file.

    2. I wish Condtional Formatting dialog provide borders formatting.

    Is it possible?
  • Oh, and

    3. I'd like values of Screen Tips were evaluated as XPath expressions.

  • 1. The IP Toolkit for Visual Studio seems difficult to manage in conjunction with Visual SourceSafe. We always seem to have problems with Infopath not opening forms that are under source control, and with trying to check out the project upon opening.

    2. It'd be great if there were a way to have multiple IP forms part of the same project in Visual Studio, rather than having each to their own.

    3. More & better documentation for that toolkit, but we won't hold our breath on that one...
  • Since I realize not everyone has installed the Beta yet (you can do it!), I figure it's time for a trick...
  • I'd like the ability to restrict multi-line (carriage returns allowed) textbox entry to available space, even if it means using only a fixed-width font.

    To do this now, you have to create a custom control (lose spell-check, TAB key acts funny, copy/paste works only sometimes, a print-view must be created with a non-custom control to get correct printing) or attach to the changing event to check after-the-fact to see if the text is too long but trimming it can be quite difficult to do properly after everything has been written.

    OnKey events are not available (nor would I want to attach onkey events on roughly 100 multi-line boxes in 8 views). I know our customer would greatly appreciate having all the InfoPath features back and still have enforced text limits (and I'd like the shorter development and easier maintenance and increased usability and reliability).
  • I have begun using the 2007 Beta and was saddened to see that OnAfterImport has been deprecated.

    We have the need to switch views after a successful merge, and now there doesn't seem to be any way to do it.

    The Merge event does not let us change views (presumably because during the merge the ui is updating.) I even tried to hack a bit by trying to SelectText, but I can't seem to do that in any view but the current view. I can't find a way to access another view, either.

    Anyway, that's a big problem for us.

    Good news is that everything else I've worked with in 2007 looks great!

  • To HazenHills: Thanks for your feedback! We are currently preparing an article on aggregation and merging; expect to see it within the next 7-10 days. We'll try to suggest workarounds there.

    - Alex

  • I would like to be able to search the rule inspector for specific words - or to export into a text editor for the same. My form has almost 300 fields - most of which have interrelated rules... very hard to sort through..

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