How to use Formotus custom controls in InfoPath

Formotus custom controls add capabilities beyond what InfoPath supports. These controls only work in Formotus apps, not in InfoPath. 

Follow these steps to include Formotus custom controls in your InfoPath forms.

1. Download the controls

Download the controls you want from the list below to a location on your computer that has InfoPath installed. 

Download All Controls
CustomControls.zip
All the following controls in one ZIP file.

Camera Control
FormotusCameraControl.xtp
Snap a photo to insert it in a form. 

Ink Control
FormotusInkControl.xtp
Capture signatures and diagrams on a background image chosen by the form designer.

Annotation Control
FormotusAnnotationControl.xtp
Camera meets ink: Capture handwriting on a snapped photo or on an image inserted by the mobile user.

Location Control
FormotusLocationControl.xtp
Capture the location of the mobile device using GPS or other available methods.

Map Control
FormotusMapControl.xtp
Embed a map of the current location into the form for submission.

Device Info Control
FormotusDeviceInfoControl.xtp
Capture identifying information about the mobile device such as phone number and OS.

Barcode Control
FormotusBarcodeControl.xtp
Read barcodes and QF codes into a form from the device's camera.

Zebra Printer Control
FormotusZebraPrinter.xtp
Print a form to a Zebra brand printer - ZQ500 series printers (ZQ510, ZQ520).

SharePoint List Connector Control
FormotusSharePointList.xtp
Update a SharePoint list from a repeating table in a form.

SharePoint Picture Control
FormotusSharePointPicture.xtp
Display a picture linked from a SharePoint picture library.

Excel Chart Control
FormotusExcelChart.xtp
Display a chart generated by Excel Services on SharePoint.

Photo Location Control
FormotusPhotoLocation.xtp
Camera Control augmented with location and compass direction info.

Annotation Location Control
FormotusAnnotationLocation.xtp
Annotation Control augmented with location and compass direction info.

Form Version Control
FormotusFormVersion.xtp
Display the version number of the underlying InfoPath form template.

2. Add the template parts to the Controls pane in InfoPath

  1. In InfoPath 2010 or 2013, open the Controls pane.
  2. At the very bottom of the pane, click Add or remove custom controls.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Choose Template Part (not ActiveX Control)  and click Next.
  5. Browse to your downloaded .xtp file and click Finish.

The new control will now appear under Custom at the bottom of the Controls pane (see image below).

custom-controls-installed.png

3. Drag and drop the controls into your form

These controls are now available to use in any form, just like any other InfoPath control. Don't expect the controls to work in InfoPath, but they will work on your mobile devices.

Note: These custom controls can become corrupted if they are modified too much. If your custom control starts misbehaving, try deleting the control and the associated data fields, then insert a new instance of the control.

 

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