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View.Export Method (Microsoft.Office.InfoPath)

Exports the view to a file of the specified format.

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

public abstract void Export (
	string fileLocation,
	ExportFormat format



The directory location that the exported view file will be written to.


A ExportFormat enumeration that specifies the type of file format to export to.

Exception typeCondition


The Export method was called from an event handler for the Loading event.


The parameters passed to this method are null.


The parameters passed to this method arenot valid. For example, they are of the wrong type or format.


The form template is not configured for Full Trust using the Security and Trust category of the Form Options dialog box.


You can save as a PDF or XPS file from a 2007 Microsoft Office system program only after you install an add-in. For more information, search for "Enable support for other file formats, such as PDF and XPS" on Office Online.

This member can be accessed only by forms opened from a form template that as been configured to run with full trust using the Security and Trust category of the Form Options dialog box. This member requires full trust for the immediate caller and cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see "Using Libraries from Partially Trusted Code" on MSDN.

This type or member can be accessed only from code running in forms opened in Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007.

In the following example, the Export method of the View class is used to export the current view to the Portable Document Format file (.pdf) format.

this.CurrentView.Export(@"C:\MyView.pdf", ExportFormat.Pdf);

  • FileIOPermission  for writing the exported file to the file system. Associated enumerations: System.Security.FileIOPermissionAccess.Append, System.Security.FileIOPermissionAccess.Read, System.Security.FileIOPermissionAccess.Write