19 May 2008
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Creating form rendering ASP.NET applications (PDF, 203KB)
You can create an ASP.NET application that is able to invoke the Forms service resulting in the ASP.NET application able to render interactive forms to client web browsers and handle form submissions. The Forms service is able to render different interactive form types, such as PDF, HTML, and Form guides (Flash-based forms). For the purpose of this discussion, it is assumed that the Forms service renders interactive PDF forms (interactive means that an end user will be able to enter data into the form’s fields).
The Forms service renders interactive PDF forms to client devices, typically web browsers, to collect information from users. After an interactive form is rendered, a user can enter data into form fields and click a submit button located on the form to send information back to the Forms service. Adobe Reader or Acrobat must be installed on the computer hosting the client web browser in order for an interactive PDF form to be visible.
This document discusses how to create an ASP.NET application that is able to render interactive forms to loan applicants in order to collect information required to process a loan request. This application lets a user fill in a form with data required to secure a loan and then submits data to the ASP.NET application.
This document covers the following steps:
- Create a .NET client assembly.
- Create an ASP.NET application and reference the .NET client assembly
- Reference the Microsoft XML library
- Create an ASP page that renders the loan form
- Create an ASP page that handles the form submission
- Execute your ASP.NET application
Where to go from here
For more information about creating applications that invoke the Forms service, see the LiveCycle ES SDK Help on the Adobe LiveCycle ES documentation site.