XmlFormCollection.Open method (String, XmlFormOpenMode)

Office 2013 and later

Opens the specified form by using the specified open mode behavior.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.InfoPath
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.InfoPath (in Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.dll)

Public MustOverride Function Open ( _
	fileLocation As String, _
	behavior As XmlFormOpenMode _
) As XmlForm
Dim instance As XmlFormCollection
Dim fileLocation As String
Dim behavior As XmlFormOpenMode
Dim returnValue As XmlForm

returnValue = instance.Open(fileLocation, _


Type: System.String

The Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) of the form to open.

Type: Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.XmlFormOpenMode

An XmlFormOpenMode enumeration that specifies how the form will be opened.

Return value

Type: Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.XmlForm
An XmlForm object that represents the form that was opened.

The Open method can only be used to open a form; it cannot be used to open a form template. To create a form from a form template, use the NewFromFormTemplate method. To create a form that is based on an existing form, use the New method.

When you use the Open method, the specified form opens in Microsoft InfoPath and is ready to be filled out.

This member can be accessed only by forms running in the same domain as the currently open form, or by forms that have been granted cross-domain permissions.

This type or member can be accessed only from code running in forms opened in Microsoft InfoPath Filler.

In the following code example, the Open method of the XmlFormCollection class is passed the URI of the form to open in read-only mode and its associated XmlForm object is returned.

Dim document As XmlForm = Me.Application.XmlForms.Open(_
   "C:\MyForm.xml", XmlFormOpenMode.ReadOnly)