I created a client based InfoPath 2007 compatible form with multiple views in InfoPath 2010 Designer. The form contains rules to switch views as needed, so I don't want the users who fill out the form to switch views manually.

Is there a way to hide/disable the view dropdown-box in the ribbon?

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When designing the form on the "Page Design" tab select each view and click Properties
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Then deselect "Show on the View menu when filling out this form" (yes the name of the setting is a bit odd, but that due to how it was displayed in InfoPath 2007)
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  • This won't actually solve the problem - it will just hide the form from the change view dropdown menu. If you want to remove the option to change view completely then see the answer from George Winters.
    – Trojanian
    Jun 3, 2016 at 10:33

File --> Advanced Form Options

Options Dialog in infopath 2010

THIS is where you can hide the drop-down in the ribbon.

  • But that would only modify the setting for the current user, not for everyone that would use the form template. Nov 4, 2015 at 21:31
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    No, this is in Designer, and hides the ribbon for the template. Nov 5, 2015 at 19:22
  • Ah, I stand corrected. My mistake. First time I read this question, I couldn't see any images. This being the case, this is indeed the superior way to completely hide the view selection control. Nov 5, 2015 at 20:23
  • +1. This should be the accepted answer. The other answer doesn't actually answer the question. Maybe the user asked the wrong question?
    – Trojanian
    Jun 3, 2016 at 10:34

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