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SecurityException was unhandled by user code – VSTA, C#, InfoPath 2007

I got this error, while I was developing a InfoPath form in VSTA (Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2008) . This was my enviornment:

  • Windows 7
  • VSTA 2008
  • InfoPath 2007

Scenario: I was trying to get the user information from Active Directory(AD) and then display in an InfoPath form. Here is the C# code I have written in the VSTA:

public void CTRL1_5_Clicked(object sender, ClickedEventArgs e)
 string strUserName = System.Environment.UserName;

 string xpath2 = "/my:myFields/my:field1";
 XPathNavigator field2 = MainDataSource.CreateNavigator().SelectSingleNode(xpath2, NamespaceManager);
 field2.SetValue(GetOU(strUserName)); //Get Organization Unit(OU) from Acitve Directory(AD)

This is the error message I have got: 😦

Solution: I have fixed this issue in a different situation, just read in my previous post.

Thanks. R./

Happy InfoPathing. 🙂


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InfoPath cannot grant access to these files and settings because the form template is not fully trusted. For a form to run with full trust, it must be installed or digitally signed with a certificate – InfoPath 2007 forms Security Levels

After giving the Full Trust to the Form template (See here), we will be able to preview the InfoPath form and get information from other domains, or access files and settings on a user’s computer. But when we publish InfoPath form on SharePoint and try to access the from then you will be getting this error. 😦



Text format of the error:

Form template: file:///C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\RajanihanthV\Desktop\XmlProc\InfoPath\ADInfo.xsn</pre>
The form template is trying to access files and settings on your computer. InfoPath cannot grant access to these files and settings because the form template is not fully trusted. For a form to run with full trust, it must be installed or digitally signed with a certificate.

If we need to access the form from SharePoint, we need to be digitally signed the form even it is fully trusted. This is pretty simple, but we have to do this process after publishing the form on SharePoint only. Here are the steps.

Step 1: Navigate to the Document (form) Library, where your form published

Step 2: Click Settings on the Document Library Settings

Step 3: Advanced Settings

Step 4: Edit Template

Step 5: Click the Form Options on the Tools menu

Step 6: Click Sign this Form Template and create or select certificate, then OK

That’s all. You can try and see. 🙂

This will work only for you (author), If you want give access to all users you have to get the digital signature from 3rd party vendors and signed the form.

Thanks. R./

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Request for the permission of type ‘System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryServicesPermission, System.DirectoryServices, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a’ failed – InfoPath 2007 forms Security Levels

When I was trying to display user information from Active Directory(AD) in an InfoPath form, I have got an error message saying that I don’t have permissions to access the Directory services. 😦

Details of the error message:

Text format of the error:

 Request for the permission of type 'System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryServicesPermission, System.DirectoryServices, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' failed.
at Template2.FormCode.GetOU(String username)
at Template2.FormCode.CTRL1_5_Clicked(Object sender, ClickedEventArgs e)
at Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Internal.ButtonEventHost.OnButtonClick(DocActionEvent pEvent)
at Microsoft.Office.Interop.InfoPath.SemiTrust._ButtonEventSink_SinkHelper.OnClick(DocActionEvent pEvent)

I have faced this kind of security level errors while creating a web parts using Active Directory(AD) and you can read this in my previous post.

Basically InfoPath provides three security levels for forms, they are:

  • Restricted
  • Domain
  • Full Trust

The security levels determine whether a form can access data on other domains, or access files and settings on a user’s computer. If you need more info about this, just click here.

When we design/create an InfoPath form, the minimum trust level will be assigned in-default and which is not enough to access the Directory Services. So we need to change the trust level to access the information.  These are the simple steps to change the Trust Levels in InfoPath,

Step 1: Open the Form template in Design Mode

Step 2: Click the Form Options on the Tools menu

Step 3: You will be getting the following window and the security levels automatically determined

Step 4: Unchecked the check box, give the permissions to ‘Full Trust’ and then click OK

That’s all, you can access the Directory Services programmatically and display in your InfoPath form.  Sometimes you will be getting another error after fixing this (probably after publishing to SharePoint), to solve this problem we just need to specify the digitally signed certificate for this form. Check out the error message here.

Thanks. R./

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How to determine XPath of a User Control in InfoPath 2007

When I was doing customization in InfoPath, I had some difficulties to find the XPath of user controls, after spending several minutes I found a way to determine the XPath in InfoPath 2007. I just wanted to share this in my blog, because there is no any straight forward answer in the web.

Step 1: Create a blank InfoPath template and add an User Control from the Controls Design Tasks (On your right hand side of the InfoPath). In this example I have added two Text Boxes and a Button and re-named them.

Step 2: Select the user control and click the Data Source in the Design Tasks.

Step 3: Now, you can see the selected control’s highlighted name in the Drop Down List.

Step 4: Click the Drop Down arrow and select the Copy XPath in the list.

Step 5: That’s all, you can use the XPath in your code. 🙂

Thanks, R./

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How to set the default programming language for InfoPath 2007/2010

Recently I have developed a DIP (Document Information Panel) for a SharePoint template using InfoPath, which is accessing the data from a SQL database. So I got a chance to play around with InfoPath and faced some issues with the trust level security and all, I will post the step by step details later. 🙂

Depend on our requirements we can choose the programming language in InfoPath, there are 4 different languages (According to my knowledge C#, VB.Net, JScript and VBScript) in InfoPath and there are some limitation/difficulties in scripting languages (debugging, not supported in browser forms and lack of resources), so we will stick with our familiar C# or VB.Net. We can use either Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) or Visual Studio, in this example I used VSTA.

Step 1: Open a InfoPath template which you want to set the programming language.

Step 2: For 2007: Go to Tools menu and select Form Options (Tools –> Form Options)

For 2010:  Go to Developer tab menu and select Language button  (Developer Menu –> Language)

Step 3: On the Form Options dialog box, select the programming on the list, then select the language in the Form template code language drop down list box and click Ok (Programming –> Form template code language)

For 2007:

For 2010:

Step 4: We are ready to rock 🙂  If you want to code in the Form loading event, just go to Tools –> Programming –> Loading Events..



Step 5: Happy Coding..!




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