APPENDIX AUnderstanding the Manifest

An InfoPath form is completely dictated by the manifest.xsf file found in the form template XSN file. There are two ways to get to the manifest:

  • Open the form template in design mode in InfoPath, and then select File image Save as Source Files. This will prompt you for a directory to save the files in.
  • Rename the XSN file to a CAB file, and then use Windows Explorer or WinZip to open the CAB file.

The manifest is just an XML file—you can use any XML tool to open it (or IE to open it read-only and Notepad to open it for editing). Due to the complexity of the file, I recommend opening it in Visual Studio 2005 or ...

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