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Designing Forms for Microsoft Office InfoPath and Forms Services 2007 by Hagen Green, Scott Roberts

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5. Adding Logic without Code

Getting Started

In the last chapter, you learned about the advanced controls available in the InfoPath design mode as well as some advanced customizations you can do. In this chapter, we’ll dive into some of the more advanced design features you can use to add business logic to your form templates without writing any code at all. We’ll not only talk about conditional formatting, which is a control-centric feature, but we’ll also talk about data-centric features such as data validation and rules that happen to be exposed through the properties dialogs for controls. Those features act on the data in the underlying data source but also have an affect on controls. Let’s start by talking about conditional formatting, which ...

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