Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Workaround - Contact Selector does not work in Browser-based InfoPath forms

While this blog hints otherwise,, it is not possible to use the InfoPath Contact Selector control when hosting InfoPath forms in the browser.

To get around this issue, you can either:
  1. Move to ASP.NET Pages for your task form
  2. Use a dropdown instead in your InfoPath form. You can programmatically populate it as described here:


Matt Laney said...

Yes, it is possible. We already use it in various browser-enabled (only) forms. It's just not browser agnostic since it's an ActiveX control. In our forms, the user selects a contact from AD to use as the approver for the form. The AccountID is then used in a workflow to create approval tasks, send emails, etc.

Anonymous said...

Hi Matt, would it be possible to post an example of this?