FormTemplate.OpenFileFromPackage Method (Microsoft.Office.InfoPath)

Opens a file contained within the form template (.xsn) file.

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


Public MustOverride Function OpenFileFromPackage ( _
    filename As String _
) As Stream
Dim instance As FormTemplate
Dim filename As String
Dim returnValue As Stream

returnValue = instance.OpenFileFromPackage(filename)
public abstract Stream OpenFileFromPackage (
    string filename


  • filename
    The name of the file to open.

Return Value

The specified file as a Stream object.


Exception type Condition


An I/O error, such as file not found.


The parameter passed to this method is null.


The parameter passed to this method isnot valid. For example, it is of the wrong type or format.


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 from code running in forms opened in Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 or in a Web browser.

See Also


FormTemplate Class
FormTemplate Members
Microsoft.Office.InfoPath Namespace