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

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16. Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007

Getting Started

In the last chapter we learned about writing form code using the InfoPath object model (OM) and the C# programming language. To write code, we used the Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) programming environment. As you may have noticed in Chapter 15, one of the hindrances with VSTA is that it’s a separate program from InfoPath. Switching between InfoPath, VSTA, and other programs such as Visual Studio 2005 (for designing your Web services) is not only a hassle but also distracting. Ideally, everything would be accomplished in the same “place” without worrying about where you’re working.

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