14. Advanced Forms Services

Getting Started

Since we’ve transitioned to the advanced part of the book, we’ve looked at programming InfoPath and Visual Studio integration. We now shift back to designing forms for the server using Forms Services. We assume you have a working understanding of how to design and fill out browser-based forms. After you finish reading this chapter, you will have a deeper understanding of topics specific to Forms Services, such as form postbacks, administration, performance and monitoring, and data connections. We’ll even show you how to emulate missing features from Forms Services, such as user roles and showing UI such as message boxes!

To start the chapter, we’ll look at the Design Checker and the messages we encountered ...

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