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XDocuments.Open Method

Office 2007
Opens the specified Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 form.

Version Information
 Version Added:  InfoPath 2003


expression.Open(varURI, dwBehavior)

expression   An expression that returns a XDocuments object.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
varURIRequiredVariantSpecifies the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) of a form.
dwBehaviorOptionalLongDefault value is 1. A long value that specifies how the form should be opened. The values are based on the XdDocumentVersionMode enumeration.

Return Value


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

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 NewFromSolution method of the XDocuments collection. To create a form based on an existing form, use the New method of the XDocuments collection.

Bb229795.vs_note(en-us,office.12).gif  Note
If you use the optional
argument in the Open method, you can only pass the numerical value of the XdDocumentVersionMode enumeration. Because InfoPath uses scripting languages for working with the object model, named values cannot be used.

Security Level 2: 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.


In the following example, the Open method of the XDocuments collection is passed the URI of an existing form, and the form is opened and its associated XDocument object returned:

var objXDoc;

objXDoc = Application.XDocuments.Open("C:\\MyForm.xml");