TX Text Control .NET for Windows Forms Enterprise X18

TX Text Control .NET for Windows Forms Enterprise X18
Adds form field processing functionality to create and deploy forms.


Feature Release

March 17, 2020 - 10:12
TX Text Control .NET for Windows Forms Enterprise X18
Form Fields
  • Form Fields - This release introduces form field processing functionality to create and deploy forms including MS Word compatible fields such as checkboxes, date fields, drop-down boxes and form text fields. It is now possible to create documents with fillable form fields for data collection from end-users. As part of digital transformation processes, paper-based forms can be migrated to electronic documents with many advantages, such as validation and automated data analysis. Documents created in MS Word, containing legacy form fields and content control form fields can be imported into TX Text Control.
  • Form Field Ribbon UI - New ribbon tab and side-bar provide a fully-featured UI to design and complete document forms including the insertion of form fields and the creation of conditional instructions. The new dialog boxes allow end-users to create complex conditional instruction rules to control the validation logic and associations between inserted form fields.
  • Form Field Logic and Validation - TX Text Control .NET for Windows Forms X18 implements a feature to make forms smart, using conditions and constraints. Not only the syntax of a form field can be checked, validated and corrected, but nested conditions can be implemented to control the form completion process. Using conditions, form designers control the workflow of the complete form. This concept allows you to check the entries in a specific form field in order to change other form field values and constraints. This implicitly contained logic keeps form documents valid and helps to get proper data from end-users.
  • Microsoft Word Form Field Import and Export - Import form fields from Word documents including RTF, DOC and DOCX. Word provides two different field types that can be imported: Content Control elements and Legacy Forms. Both can be imported and are converted to FormField objects available in the FormFieldCollection. Existing form elements in documents can be exported to Content Controls in Word in all supported formats.
  • Form Field Export to Adobe PDF using AcroForms - Export documents with form field elements to Adobe PDF. A form is created in a Word inspired interface, which makes it easy for users to create complex forms in Word compatible applications. These forms can be deployed to all platforms, including Windows applications, cross-browser, cross-platform web and mobile applications and as Adobe PDF documents that can be completed using standard software packages such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. When end-users completed the forms filling process, the form data can be collected from these platforms. If a form has been completed in a PDF, TX Text Control .NET for Windows Forms can read that data and provide them as ready-to-use data objects.
  • Enhanced Document Targets - TX Text Control .NET for Windows Forms X18 allows document targets to be nested within other text fields, as well as multiple targets at one input location. This allows different use-cases where targets are used to mark locations within a document without the limitation of having just one target at the same input location. This way, you can use targets to mark positions within the text independent of other elements such as TextFields, ApplicationFields or SubTextParts at the same position.