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Last post 03-03-2010 11:29 PM by LogicNP. 1 replies.
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  • 02-12-2010 08:32 AM

    Folder Browser Dialog

    I'm currently working on an InfoPath form, for one section of which I need to include a folder browser dialog.
    Since this isn't included in the standard control list I'm trying to create one.

    I'm working with Visual Studio 2008 & InfoPath2003 (SP3) - This is the company's preferred setup.
    Though I do have the option of Visual Studio 2008 & InfoPath 2007 (via SharePoint) if no options can be found using InfoPath2003.


    From looking at the options (lots of googling) it seems I have 3 options;
    1. Write JavaScript/VBScript dialog.
    2. Develop Visual Studio InfoPath project/toolkit plug-in.
    3. Build a custom control (either ActiveX object or a manage code project)

    1. Write JavaScript/VBScript dialog.
    Working with (cutting and pasting) sample dialog scripts - These work within a web browser, but fall over when I attempt to run them from the client.

    2. Develop Visual Studio InfoPath project/toolkit plug-in.
    I've been unable to setup Visual Studio in a way that allows me to create an InfoPath Form Template project;

    Working with: Visual Studio 2008 & InfoPath2003 (SP3)
    InfoPath 2003 Software Development Kit (SDK) - Installs.
    InfoPath 2003 Toolkit for Visual Studio .NET - Fails to install, throwing 'A Microsoft Office 2003 InfoPath project for Visual Studio .NET 2003 requires an edition of Visual Studio that includes Visual Basic .NET or C#. It also requires Microsoft Office 2003 InfoPath SP1.

    Visual Studio 2008 & InfoPath 2007 (via SharePoint)
    Visual Studio 2005 Tools Office Second Edition (Runtime) - Installs
    Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition - Fails to install throwing 'Visual Studio 2005 block' & 'Visual Studio 2005 Locale Block - Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System can only be installed on a machine with the corresponding Visual Studio localized edition''

    There seems to be a mismatch between VS2008 & InfoPath2003/2008 - Pretty much covered in this thread: - From which I'm guessing there's no way I'm going to be able to get this method to work (bit shoddy from Microsoft there)

    3. Build a custom control (either ActiveX object or a manage code project)
    Since I've been unable to get anywhere useful with the other methods, I've started looking down this path
    Referencing Greg Collins 'Display a Save As Dialog Box' and 'Creating an InfoPath Custom Control using C# and .Net' for managed code
    Referencing 'Walkthrough: Authoring a User Control with Visual C#' and MSDN's 'Lab 6: ActiveX Controls in InfoPath 2003' for unmanaged code.
    However due to the comparative complexity, I was intending to use this method as a last resort.


    Am I going about this the right way?
    Are there any obvious/more straight forward solutions to this that I might be missing?
    (I'm pretty new to InfoPath so there is a good chance that I'm heading down the wrong path here)

    Many thanks!

  • 03-03-2010 11:29 PM In reply to

     If you chose the 3rd option (custom control), consider using FolderView contorl ( )- it comes in ActiveX as well as .Net (managed) form.

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