I have Visual Studio 2017 and InfoPath 2013 installed currently and was investigating the custom code options for Infopath and it states that I need to install VS 2012. Is it possible to get Infopath to work with the newer version of VS or do I need to install 2012?
One option would be to use "XmlFormView" class to embed the InfoPath form in a custom .aspx page. Then it's possible to access the values in the code behind using VS2017.
The XmlFormView object and its associated members are used to display InfoPath forms in a Web browser. No additional components are necessary on the desktop computer except a Web browser in order to open and fill out a form based on a browser-enabled form template.
InfoPath Forms Services uses the XmlFormView control to display forms based on form templates designed in Microsoft InfoPath so that they are browser-compatible.
In .aspx page
<%@ Register Assembly="Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server, Version=22.214.171.124, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" Namespace="Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.Controls" TagPrefix="cc1" %>
<cc1:XmlFormView ID="XmlFormViewCtrl" runat="server" />
In code behind
//set the form URL XmlFormViewCtrl.XsnLocation = "http://siteUrl/FormTemplates/Form1.xsn"; //Retrieve values XPathNavigator myNav = this.MainDataSource.CreateNavigator(); XPathNavigator field1= myNav.SelectSingleNode("/my:myFields/my:field1", this.NamespaceManager); string fieldValue = field1.Value;