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

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19. Building Custom Controls Using ActiveX Technologies

Getting Started

When designing form templates, you’ve seen that InfoPath provides an abundance of built-in controls. The types of built-in controls range from simple ones, such as the Text Box, Drop-Down List Box, and Check Box, to more complicated controls, such as the Repeating Table, Choice Group, and Choice Section. Also, as you learned in Chapter 10, you can create your own custom controls by combining other controls into template parts. This is all well and good, but what if you need a control that InfoPath doesn’t provide and you can’t build by using other InfoPath controls? The answer is simple (relatively speaking)—just build your own.

In addition to template parts, InfoPath supports ...

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