InfoPath 2007: How To Create An Entire View as Read Only
Written By: Rahul Mehta -- 12/22/2010 --
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In Infopath 2007, there are times we need to make several fields non-editable. Advancing on
the same idea, another common
business requirement might be to make an entire form non-editable. Infopath allows
form developers to create an individual control
as non-editable, but if the control collection is in the hundreds or more it would not be feasible to use this approach.
Infopath 2007 provides a view feature where we can make the entire field
collection non-editable. This article describes how to make an entire view non-editable without making any changes to
the controls of the form.
I have an Infopath form which looks like the below image.
Now go to Design Tasks on the right side of the Infopath instance, and click on Views.
Select the view which you want to make non-editable and click on "View Properties" which is below the list of views as shown in
the image below:
Under the "General" tab, you will find an option of "Read only" under the "View settings" area. Make sure you
check the option box beside "Read-only" and click "OK".
Now try to edit the form in that view and you won't be able to do so.
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