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Introducing Microsoft® Office InfoPath™ 2003 by Roger Jennings

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Using ActiveX Controls in Forms

SP-1 delivers the capability to add simple, single-value ActiveX controls—such as scroll bar sliders, spin buttons, and progress bars—to forms and bind their value to a field of the appropriate data type. You also can bind the value of ActiveX controls written specifically for InfoPath to the entire XML text content of a group, or directly to the InfoPath Document Object Model (DOM) node. Custom-written ActiveX controls are beyond the scope of this book.

The exercise in this section adds three types of ActiveX controls that install as part of the Windows XP or later operating system, or as part of Office 2000 or later. You use SpinButton and ScrollBar controls to set the values of text boxes and control the display ...

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