Developing a LiveCycle ES2.5 Application

Course Length

2 days (classroom)


The minimum skill set/knowledge for this workshop:

  • Have a basic understanding of XML terminology and structure
  • Be familiar with basic programming concepts, processes and constructs


The content will be geared toward Developers new to LiveCycle ES2.5


This workshop is designed as an introduction to LiveCycle ES2.5. In addition to providing you with theory about LiveCycle features, a large segment of the training is devoted to hands-on exercises as well as demonstrations. For each lesson, we will start with an activity to introduce you to some of the concepts that will be covered in the lesson. We will then cover the content of the lessons using a combination of lectures and demonstrations. We will finish off each lesson with an exercise where you can put into practice the functionality covered in the lesson. The exercises are divided into tasks and build upon each other to complete an example ‘New Employee Hire’ solution. In addition to the core tasks for the exercises, there are optional tasks that add extra functionality to the final process. To complete this workshop, there is a self-paced lab that consists of a set of requirements from which you must create your own end-to-end solution that implements the functionality covered during this workshop. The workshop uses Adobe LiveCycle Workbench ES2, which is the integrated development environment (IDE) for creating LiveCycle applications. In this IDE, you will design processes, forms and guides; however, you will also touch on the Admin User Interface and the LiveCycle ES2 modules as we complete the New Employee application.


Workshop objectives include:

  • Building a LiveCycle application
  • Become familiar with Workbench
  • Utilize a number of services to orchestrate a process
  • Create a PDF form using LiveCycle Designer


  • Introduction to LiveCycle ES2.5
  • Exploring Workbench ES2
  • Building a Process
  • Testing a Process
  • Using Services
  • Exploring LiveCycle Designer ES2
  • Designing a Guide
  • Working with the User Service