While playing around with SharePoint 2010, I want to add a link to my site home page that will do the same thing when I am in a particular document / form library and click the Add Document link.
In other word, how can I launch Word or Excel or InfoPath from my own link without having to go inside the library and clicking Add Document?
At first, I couldn't figure out how to do this. Decided to dive into the HTML source of the Form Library AllItems.aspx view and found a CoreInvoke JS method, like:
CoreInvoke( 'createNewDocumentWithProgIDEx', 'template source URI', event, 'save location URI', 'SharePoint.OpenXMLDocuments', true);
I plop that inside a link tag and it worked.
After the fact, I look around the web and finally found someone else that has done this already...
The syntax is something like:
createNewDocumentWithProgID(templateSourceURI, saveLocation, docType, false);
In my case, I want to launch an InfoPath form template, and I found the following work just fine:
createNewDocumentWithProgID( 'http://intranet/spike/FormLib1/Forms/template.xml', 'http://intranet/spike/FormLib1', 'SharePoint.OpenXMLDocuments', false);