KLST Approach to Custom Forms using Nintex Workflow for SharePoint
Nintex allows you to automate processes in minutes using an intuitive, browser-based, drag-and-drop workflow designer. The easy-to-use tool reduces the work involved in building, using, and improving processes. Nintex also includes catalogs of sample workflows as well as time-saving smart defaults that preconfigure common activities and settings, so you don’t have to start from scratch and can make simple adjustments to customize each workflow to your needs.
Nintex Forms allows you to create and publish web-ready and mobile-ready forms that feature dynamic fields, data validations, conditional display areas, and custom formatting for rich interactions. And, you can make your workflows instantly mobile when you design your forms and mobile apps at the same time through one click.
The following sections briefly describe our expertise with InfoPath form development:
- Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2012 – KLST has experience with writing custom code in InfoPath forms using Microsoft Visual Studio for Applications 2012. With support for sandboxed solutions in SharePoint Server 2013, form designers that have site collection administration permissions can now publish most forms with code, directly to their SharePoint sites. A resource quota setting on the server limits excessive resource usage. The site collection administrator remains in control and makes trust decisions about the solution.
- Enhanced SharePoint List Management – KLST has experience building SharePoint List CRUD forms using InfoPath that can enhance the user experience for creating, editing, and viewing items in a SharePoint list. By opening a list, clicking the List tab under List Tools, and then clicking Customize Form, we can auto-generate an InfoPath form that resembles the default, out-of-the-box SharePoint list form. We can then customize and enhance this form by modifying the layout, creating additional views, and adding rules and data validation in InfoPath. Once we finish modifying the improved list form, we publish it to SharePoint using the new one-click publish a feature in InfoPath.
- Standard Compliant Web Forms with Rich User Experience – KLST has experience building complex business forms that are simple and easy to use from a user perspective as well as compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) AA, which enables form designers to create forms that are available for users with disabilities. KLST achieves this via our deep understanding of new Microsoft InfoPath Form Controls and functionality, such as “Bulleted, Numbered and Plain Lists”, “Person / Group Pickers”, “Filtering Functionality”, “Picture Buttons”, “Hyperlink capabilities” etc.
- Secure Forms with Digital Signature Support – KLST has experience building electronic business forms that support Cryptography Next Generation (CNG) digitally signed content. To help you ensure the integrity of the information that is contained in your forms, KLST can design the InfoPath form deployed on SharePoint Server 2013 platform to provide the controls necessary to enable single, co-sign, and counter-sign scenarios for the full form or sections of the form. Forms can be signed in Internet Explorer using the ActiveX signature line control. Signed forms can be viewed in any browser supported by SharePoint Server 2013.