The Integrated Development Environment

By Steve Kern

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Working in the Application Design Environment
  • Working with the Properties Box
  • Understanding the Work Pane
  • Using the Programmer's Pane
  • Understanding the Info List
  • Understanding the Action Pane
  • Customizing the Tools Menu
  • Printing Source Code
  • Using the HTML Editor
  • Locking Design Elements

The Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Notes and Domino has steadily improved with the dramatic revamping introduced in Release 4; the introduction of Domino Designer, a separate design client in Release 5; and the many improvements made to Domino Designer 6. This interface is intuitive to work with and consistent from one design element to the next because it provides detailed, context-sensitive help with the programming constructs in all the available languages.

Quite a few changes have been added in Release 6. Autocomplete has been added to the Programmer's pane for @Functions, @Commands, and LotusScript. As you type in the Programmer's pane, Domino Designer offers to complete the commands you enter, including prompts for parameters. A new HTML editor lets you view HTML source code and see the results in an embedded Internet Explorer browser plug-in. You can also print source code from the Programmer's pane. A new Designer Tools menu lets you add your favorite editing tools to the IDE. The Tools menu also has built-in functions for Domino XML (DXL).

Programming a Domino database is done using a variety of languages. Each language has its strengths and weaknesses, and there is some overlap of functionality.

  • Formula language
  • LotusScript
  • JavaScript
  • Java
  • XML
  • HTML

Part III, "Programming Domino Applications," covers the Formula language, LotusScript, JavaScript, Java, and HTML. Part IV, "Advanced Design Topics," includes Chapter 21, "Accessing Data with XML."

Part I. Introduction to Release 6

Whats New in Release 6?

The Release 6 Object Store

The Integrated Development Environment

Part II. Foundations of Application Design

Forms Design

Advanced Form Design

Designing Views

Using Shared Resources in Domino Applications

Using the Page Designer

Creating Outlines

Adding Framesets to Domino Applications

Automating Your Application with Agents

Part III. Programming Domino Applications

Using the Formula Language

Real-World Examples Using the Formula Language

Writing LotusScript for Domino Applications

Real-World LotusScript Examples

Writing JavaScript for Domino Applications

Real-World JavaScript Examples

Writing Java for Domino Applications

Real-World Java Examples

Enhancing Domino Applications for the Web

Part IV. Advanced Design Topics

Accessing Data with XML

Accessing Data with DECS and DCRs

Security and Domino Applications

Creating Workflow Applications

Analyzing Domino Applications

Part V. Appendices

Appendix A. HTML Reference

Appendix B. Domino URL Reference





Lotus Notes and Domino 6 Development
Lotus Notes and Domino 6 Development (2nd Edition)
ISBN: 0672325020
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 288
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