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Developing a LiveCycle Application


This workshop is designed as an introduction to LiveCycle ES4. In addition to providing you with theory about LiveCycle features, a large segment of the training is devoted to hands-on exercises as well as demonstrations. For each lesson, we will start with an activity to introduce you to some of the concepts that will be covered in the lesson. We will then cover the content of the lessons using a combination of lectures and demonstrations. We will finish off each lesson with an exercise where you can put into practice the functionality covered in the lesson. The exercises are divided into tasks and build upon each other to complete an example 'New Employee Hire' solution. In addition to the core tasks for the exercises, there are optional tasks that add extra functionality to the final process. To complete this workshop, there is a self-paced lab that consists of a set of requirements from which you must create your own end-to-end solution that implements the functionality covered during this workshop. The workshop uses Adobe LiveCycle Workbench ES4, which is the integrated development environment (IDE) for creating LiveCycle applications. As well, you will also be introduced to the Admin User Interface and the LiveCycle ES4 modules that provide the document/form centric functionality.

This class will feature the new LiveCycle ES4 features including the new HTML forms capabilities and the new HTML Workspace application. As a SmartDoc bonus, you will also see a demonstration of a customized version of the LiveCycle Workspace mobile app on an Apple iPad. This app enables your field workers to take their forms and tasks with them on an Apple iPad. Your field workers can complete LiveCycle HTML forms and workflow tasks even when they are disconnected from the Internet.


  • Building a LiveCycle application
  • Become familiar with LiveCycle Workbench
  • Utilize a number of services to orchestrate a process
  • Learn how to use LiveCycle events


Introduction: Developing a LiveCycle ES4 Application

Lesson 1: Introduction to LiveCycle ES4

Exercise 1: Describe a Use Case for LiveCycle

Lesson 2: Exploring LiveCycle ES4 Administration

Exercise 2: Adding a new user account

Lesson 3: Exploring Workbench ES4

Exercise 3: Creating an Application

Lesson 4: Building a Process

Exercise 4: Designing your Process

Lesson 5: Testing a Process

Exercise 5: Invoking your Process

Lesson 6: Using Services

Exercise 6: Adding Services to your Process

Lesson 7: Working with the User Service

Exercise 7: Configuring the Assign Task Operation

Optional Lesson 8: Working with Custom Events

Optional Exercise 8: Configuring a Custom Event

Self-Paced Lab

This is a hands-on lab that will help you apply the course information to a real-world business challenge.

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