Pashman's InfoPath Goldmine

This is where Tim Pash posts all of the juicy nuggets of stuff on how to get the job done using InfoPath.

Another super-helpful place to get help on InfoPath

Check out this location. Seems to be pretty active...

Author: timpash Date: 08/03/2007

Tips and Tricks for Tuning Forms Services Performance

Folks, I'm hearing a lot of issues about people having trouble getting InfoPath 2007 forms published...

Author: timpash Date: 08/02/2007

Copying Data from a Secondary Datasource to a Child Table in a Main Datasource

This code sample documents a block of VB.Net code I had to write recently for retrieving a block of...

Author: timpash Date: 02/23/2007

XPathNavigator Control in VB.NET

VB.NET and probably the other managed code languages uses a new syntax for specifying nodes and...

Author: timpash Date: 02/15/2007

New Control for Picking People out of the GAL

From http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms496491.aspx. This basically provides a control for...

Author: timpash Date: 10/05/2006

Retrieving URL Path With No Code

Recent request from a customer: What we need to be able to do is to somehow programmatically access,...

Author: timpash Date: 09/19/2006

InfoPath 2007 No Code UserName Retrieval

Just posted on using C# and the new object model in InfoPath 2007 to retrieve the current user. I...

Author: timpash Date: 08/22/2006

Getting Current User in InfoPath 2007 via C#

Folks, Got a little code sample from a fellow watcher of Pashman's Goldmine (thanks Huseyin) on how...

Author: timpash Date: 08/22/2006

Programmatically Launching Another Form from Within a Form

Application.XDocuments.NewFromSolution(urlToXsnFile) or Application.XDocuments.Open(urlToXmlFile)...

Author: timpash Date: 07/27/2006

Return Solution Version in an Expression Box

Folks, Don't claim to understand this 100%, but I do know it works. Put this formula inside a...

Author: timpash Date: 06/16/2006

Increasing the TimeOut Value on Database Submit

Folks, Had an issue recently where a user of one of my solutions had pretty terrible bandwidth to...

Author: timpash Date: 05/31/2006

Functionality Lost in InfoPath 2007 "Web-Enabled" Forms

Quick update to this post (6/7/2007). Saw this article...

Author: timpash Date: 05/22/2006

Awesome Webcast on Digital Signatures in InfoPath

Folks, I had to skill up recently on the use of digital signatures in InfoPath, and this webcast I...

Author: timpash Date: 04/14/2006

Drop the Solution Version Number in a Field

Simple question, simple answer. Let's say you want to tell a user what version of the solution they...

Author: timpash Date: 03/28/2006

Dynamic Efficient Querying of Large Datasets

Folks, I have done a lot of work with making InfoPath live up to it's promise of providing an...

Author: timpash Date: 03/02/2006

Jumping Around in a Long Form

Hi Everybody, Hey sometimes you get a long form that requires you to do a lot of scrolling around to...

Author: timpash Date: 02/09/2006

Preventing The Average User From Designing Forms

Folks, Although I think it severely impairs the value proposition of using InfoPath, I get asked a...

Author: timpash Date: 02/08/2006

More on Programmatically E-Mailing via InfoPath Code

Folks, In this post...

Author: timpash Date: 02/06/2006

Getting InfoPath and BizTalk to Play Nicely Together

Folks, Been a little remiss in posting for a while. Been busy! In any case, I've encountered some...

Author: timpash Date: 02/06/2006

Programmatically Writing Files to Directories

Ok, so it's easy to send an e-mail, post to a web service or post to a WSS/SPS Form Library using...

Author: timpash Date: 01/13/2006

Differences in Security Between Custom Lists and Form Libraries

Folks, Some of you may notice at some point that you can have nice granularity of security settings...

Author: timpash Date: 12/15/2005

Getting a Unique Value for a Field

I've been asked multiple times on how to get a guaranteed unique value for a field in a form. It...

Author: timpash Date: 12/09/2005

Getting Just Unique Values in a Dropdown via XPATH

Something that has dogged me for a long time is the fact that when I'm doing cascading filtered...

Author: timpash Date: 11/23/2005

How to Populate Current User in Form Without Needing a Code Signing Certificate

Folks, On my Blog I have two code samples that talk about pulling the Current User information based...

Author: timpash Date: 11/18/2005

Passing Command Line Parameters to a New Form

Got this question from a customer, and someone else came to my rescue with info on this post...

Author: timpash Date: 11/10/2005

Switching Views After Merge

Here's a little code snippet on how to programmatically switch views. This example switches the view...

Author: timpash Date: 11/07/2005

Using Data View Web Part to Limit What Entries Users See

Had a major epiphany today on how to handle a long standing issue. I love demoing InfoPath paired...

Author: timpash Date: 11/07/2005

Definitive Source for Code to Automate E-Mailing Forms

You will find that at some point you need to be a little more clever with sending mail than what...

Author: timpash Date: 11/03/2005

More Ways to Pull Info from Active Directory

Here is a posting from Tom Mata, a colleague of mine from Armstrong Industries, who found an...

Author: timpash Date: 11/01/2005

Calling the Outlook Address Book from InfoPath

Ok, so I'm no code slinger, but once in a while I get my hands dirty and write (more like customize...

Author: timpash Date: 10/31/2005

Another Useful Microsofter Blog

Folks, I don't know this individual directly, but he his a peer and he seems more developer...

Author: timpash Date: 10/31/2005

Partner Solutions to Allow Thin Client Access to InfoPath Forms

This is a straight dump of my ongoing OneNote archive of partners that offer thin client access to...

Author: timpash Date: 10/27/2005

Who are Strong Partners in the Mid-Atlantic Area for InfoPath?

In no particular order: Quilogy Omicron Xerox Global Services Internosis Allin Consulting RDA...

Author: timpash Date: 10/27/2005

JScript Sample That Finds Blank Rows and Removes Them

I had a solution that aggregated multiple XML posts in a SharePoint Form Library into one document....

Author: timpash Date: 10/27/2005

Microsoft Tools to Save InfoPath Forms as HTML

Using the HTML to XHTML Conversion Tool The Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003 Software Development Kit...

Author: timpash Date: 10/27/2005

Who are InfoPath's Competitors?

In no particular order: Adobe Document Server, Adobe Reader MetaStorm PureEdge Cardiff Software -...

Author: timpash Date: 10/27/2005

Snippet on Traversing XML

A while ago I asked someone to explain to me when to use ".", "/" and the combination of both in...

Author: timpash Date: 10/27/2005

Use of the Current() Function

One of the most annoying things that can happen in InfoPath is a problem that occurs when you are...

Author: timpash Date: 10/26/2005

Retrieve username from logon environment.

The following is the most common code snippet I offer to people. The original authors are mentioned...

Author: timpash Date: 10/17/2005

More advanced training available online.

So, if you are beyond the basics on XML and are ready to get your hands dirty, this series of labs...

Author: timpash Date: 10/17/2005

Random thoughts on security

In no particular order here are some thoughts about security. Thanks to Trustworthy Computing...

Author: timpash Date: 10/17/2005

Most comprehensive book I know about.

This link takes you to an MSPress book that I'd recommend if you really want to get deep in the...

Author: timpash Date: 10/17/2005

So you want to be an InfoPath God like me :-) ?

Well, it helps to have a good underpinning of XML. You don't need to be an XML guru to get started...

Author: timpash Date: 10/17/2005

Welcome!

Welcome to Tim Pash's Blog on InfoPath! I don't claim to be an expert in Blogging, but I am pretty...

Author: timpash Date: 10/14/2005