View.Export method

Exports the view to a file of the specified format.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.InfoPath
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.InfoPath (in Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.dll)


Public MustOverride Sub Export ( _
    fileLocation As String, _
    format As ExportFormat _
Dim instance As View
Dim fileLocation As String
Dim format As ExportFormat

instance.Export(fileLocation, format)
public abstract void Export(
    string fileLocation,
    ExportFormat format


  • fileLocation
    Type: System.String

    The directory location that the exported view file will be written to.


Exception Condition

The Export method was called from an event handler for the Loading event.


The parameters passed to this method are a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The parameters passed to this method are not valid. For example, they are of the wrong type or format.


The form template is not configured for Full Trust using the Security and Trust category of the Form Options dialog box.


This member can be accessed only by forms opened from a form template that has been configured to run with full trust using the Security and Trust category of the Form Options dialog box. This member requires full trust for the immediate caller and cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see "Using Libraries from Partially Trusted Code" on MSDN.

This type or member can be accessed only from code running in forms opened in Microsoft InfoPath Filler.


In the following example, the Export method of the View class is used to export the current view to the Portable Document Format file (.pdf) format.

this.CurrentView.Export(@"C:\MyView.pdf", ExportFormat.Pdf);
Me.CurrentView.Export("C:\MyView.pdf", ExportFormat.Pdf)


  • FileIOPermission¬†

    for writing the exported file to the file system. Associated enumerations: System.Security.FileIOPermissionAccess.Append, System.Security.FileIOPermissionAccess.Read, System.Security.FileIOPermissionAccess.Write

See also


View class

View members

Microsoft.Office.InfoPath namespace