Form Options in SharePoint Designer 2010

When working in SharePoint Designer, there are two main types of forms, or form verbiage and screen names, you encounter when creating forms, namely custom list forms and Data Forms, which can be confusing. Here, we discuss the two types of forms and the main differences between them. Irrespective of which type of form you select at form creation, custom forms shown in ASPX pages when in design mode in SharePoint Designer are denoted as a DFWP. The main difference lies in the choice of form type you make upfront, and the process around doing that is discussed throughout this chapter.

Custom List Forms

When you replace default list forms with custom forms, you are effectively replacing them with custom ...

Get Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.