Customize Newform.aspx using InfoPath

Last week I was assigned to customize a list page. Here are the steps and some issues I faced during this assignment.
Design / Customization phase:
  • Open SharePoint site
  • Navigate to List
  • Select on the List and then click customize form (it by default shows InfoPath icon)

  • This will open the NewForm.aspx page in InfoPath
  • Make necessary changes and publish / quick publish it to SharePoint
  • By default it publishes to the same list. (to change the default quick publish option we have to dig hard and change some codes inside that form xml. I will discuss on it later)
  • That’s it now you have customized InfoPath form loaded to your list

Validation phase:
  • Now where to check this is the same customized form you published via InfoPath?
  • From Ribbon select Item > New Item

  • This should open up a customized form.
  • To reconfirm it, open this list in SPD or in explorer view
  • Now go to Forms folder and confirm Newfs.aspx page resides there

Known issue / troubleshooting phase:
  • I noticed this issue most of the times when we customize list newform it only updated in Ribbon part, in other words it only updates content type filed.
  • I faced an issue with add new item option which we generally find below all items

When I clicked on it, I found the old / original newform.aspx page opening.


About Pratik Vyas

Hi Readers, Welcome to Pratik’s SharePoint Blog. First of all Thank you very much for taking interest and spending time to tour my Blog I am in the ocean of SharePoint since January 2008 (almost 4 years), and still I feel I have to go more deep. I am working with a well known MNC as a SharePoint Consultant. Here I used consultant because I do a little development and customization with administration. I am very much interested in Microsoft products. I have started blogging since 2008 but I can say in real manner I have started it in 2011 (as I have posted only 4-5 blogs from 2008 to 2011 J) I believe there isn’t anything impossible in SharePoint, the only thing is sometimes we have to think something off track. I have posted couple of blogs which was discovered by going some off track, we can simply say it TRICKS. Feel free to reach me in case of any issues or queries I will be more than happy to help you. Good bye and Happy Reading, Cheers !!
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