Chapter 7. Custom form fundamentals

This chapter covers

  • Customizing the out-of-the-box forms with InfoPath
  • Publishing a form template to a form library
  • Mapping form data to columns
  • Customizing the initiation and association forms

Workflows and forms are a powerful combination because most business processes revolve around forms. To have a holistic understanding of how to build custom workflows in SharePoint, you need to know how to build custom forms and the tools available for building them.

Three types of tools are available in SharePoint to build custom forms: out-of-the-box forms (auto-generated), InfoPath forms, and ASP.NET forms. It’s important to know when to use each type and their pros and cons. For instance, you can accomplish ...

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