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ActiveX controls that perform cross-domain data binding cannot be used in Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 or in Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003. When you add an ActiveX control to an InfoPath form, you receive the following error message:
Safety settings on this machine prohibit accessing a data source on another domain.
This problem occurs because InfoPath hosts ActiveX controls in the Internet security zone. Therefore, if an ActiveX control tries to perform cross-domain data binding, the binding is unsuccessful. If your InfoPath form is located in one domain or is published in one domain and an ActiveX control tries to access a data source in another domain, you experience this problem.
Note By default, Microsoft Internet Explorer disables the Access data sources across domains setting in the Internet security zone.
Steps to reproduce the problemAdd a Microsoft Office Spreadsheet 11.0 ActiveX control to an InfoPath 2003 form. To do this, follow these steps:
For additional information about security guidelines for InfoPath 2003 forms, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site: