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SharePoint 2010 All-in-One For Dummies by Veli-Matti Vanamo, Kevin Laahs, Emer McKenna

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Chapter 7: Examining the InfoPath Forms Services Tools

In This Chapter

Customizing SharePoint List Forms

Creating InfoPath Forms for External Lists

Making effective use of with the InfoPath Form Web Part

Taking your forms offline

InfoPath Services 2010 brings to the table many exciting new features that bring your forms to life in your SharePoint sites. For example, the InfoPath Web Part provides an easy way to let your users interact with your forms in the context of other Web Parts on the page — data can be passed to and from your form to other Web Parts on the page as sources or destinations, dynamically updating what the user sees.

Book IV, Chapter 5 provides an introduction to InfoPath Designer 2010 and its capabilities, and Book IV, Chapter 6 shows you how to design browser-compatible forms. In this chapter, focus on the cool features that extend beyond the InfoPath Designer Shell and bring your applications to life.

Customizing SharePoint List Forms

SharePoint Server 2010 and its InfoPath integration capabilities make it easy to customize the way users interact with data in SharePoint lists. In SharePoint lists, several forms are involved when you’re viewing, editing, and updating your list items. They’re .aspx pages that work like dialog boxes:

DispForm.aspx: This page appears when viewing an item in a SharePoint list.

This page corresponds to the View Item command on the Items menu.

EditForm.aspx: This page appears when editing an item in a SharePoint list.

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