Custom Template in InfoPath 2010

I’ve been playing around with InfoPath forms this weekend  for converting paper forms to eForms (Infopath forms). One of the challenge  I have faced was maintaining the consistency of application look and feel for all the forms, since InfoPath designer doesn’t support master page layout  but it also provide an alternative solution called custom TEMPLATE control which you can convert any layout in to a .STP file and can reuse across all the forms.

Click here to Download the template

Open InfoPath Designer 2010 and select Template Parts as BLANK  and click Design Form

Design your own layout…I have created a sample STP layout and Save it as  Infopath Web Browser Template Part.

Once you  save the template as .STP file then you can add it as custom template in the template section

Click Add or Remove Custom Controls and select template part and browse your .STP file.

Once the template added successfully it will appear in the Custom control section

That’s it. Now you can reuse the new custom template / control to any new forms and existing forms.

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Hope this helps and If you have any comments, please feel free to write your feedback.


Silverlight Integration in MOSS 2007 with out WebPart

In this article I will walk you through how you can integrate a Silverlight application in Sharepoint with out using any webpart. (Download the STP file)

I will use one of  my existing silverlight slide show application for this demo..

Upload your silverlight related files in the sharepoint repository,  here I  am uploading Silvrlight.js, Silverlight XAP file  and images folder in the Shared Document library

The next step is open the website in  SPD (Sharepoint Designer) and create a aspx page under Shared Documents library and add some markup code inside the content place holder (PlaceHolderMain) and copy paste the silverlight object and javascript code.

Save & preview the page in browser you should be able to see your Silverlight application running inside  Sharepoint..

Download the STP file

Hope this help and If you have any comments, please feel free to write your feedback.