Working with Form-Level Events

In Release 3, the only way to program Notes was through the Formula language, and a limited number of events could be programmed. An editable field had three events that could be programmed: Default, Input Translation, and Input Validation. No form-level events were available, except for Window Title. With the addition of LotusScript, an object-oriented programming language in Release 4, many more events opened up to the developer. Similarly, in R5, JavaScript events were added to fields and forms. In Notes and Domino 6, Common JavaScript was added. Common JavaScript runs on Web and Notes clients .

Form events appear in the Objects tab of the Design pane. The number of form-level events has grown numerous with the addition of the JavaScript. Table 5.5 lists form events for the Formula language, LotusScript, and JavaScript. In addition to the events listed in Table 5.5, there are four LotusScript global events: (Options), (Declarations), Initialize, and Terminate. You can find a lengthy document in the Designer Help database titled "Event Sequencing" that lists the events for databases, forms, fields, views, and their timing.

Table 5.5. Programmable Form Events

Formula Language LotusScript JavaScript
Window Title Options JS Header
HTML Head Content Declarations onHelp
HTML Body Attributes Entering onLoad
WebQueryOpen Exiting onUnload
WebQuerySave Initialize onClick
Target Frame Terminate onDblClick
  Options OnKeyDown
  Declarations onKeyPress
  QueryOpen onKeyUp
  PostOpen onMouseDown
  QueryModeChange onMouseMove
  PostModeChange onMouseOut
  QueryRecalc onMouseOver
  PostRecalc onMouseUp
  QuerySave onSubmit

You can find additional information about programming events in Part III, "Programming Domino Applications."

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 © 2008-2020.
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