Create a New Document by Double-Clicking on a Calendar Date

The RegionDoubleClick event for a view can be used to trigger the creation of a new document. When a user double-clicks on a calendar date, a new document is created, and the date field is automatically populated with the selected calendar date.

How It Works

When the user clicks on a calendar date, the current date is retrieved. Then a new document is created, the appropriate field on the form is populated, and the form is displayed to the user. Be sure that the field used to generate the calendar view is also the field on the form that is populated with the calendar date.


Create a calendar view and insert the following LotusScript code in the Regiondoubleclick event in the Programmer's pane. Be sure to replace FORM and FIELD with actual design element names. If other fields on the form need to be present, insert the additional statements before calling the "EditDocument" statement.

Sub Regiondoubleclick(Source As Notesuiview)

' Define the objects
Dim s As NotesSession
Dim db As NotesDatabase
Dim doc As NotesDocument
Dim uidoc As NotesUIDocument
Set ws = New NotesUIWorkspace
Set s = New NotesSession
Set db = s.CurrentDatabase
Dim newdoc As New NotesDocument(db)

' Set the form name and date field
' Replace FORM with a valid form name
' Replace FIELD with a valid date field name
newdoc.form = "FORM"
newdoc.FIELD = Source.CalendarDateTime
 REM set other default field values here (as needed)

 ' Create document
 Set uidoc = ws.EditDocument (True, newdoc)

End Sub

An Introduction to the Lotus Domino Tool Suite

Getting Started with Designer

Navigating the Domino Designer Workspace

Domino Design Elements

An Introduction to Formula Language

An Introduction to LotusScript

Fundamentals of a Notes Application

Calendar Applications

Collaborative Applications

Reference Library Applications

Workflow Applications

Web Applications

Design Enhancements Using LotusScript

Design Enhancements Using Formula Language

View Enhancements

Sample Agents

Miscellaneous Enhancements and Tips for Domino Databases

Data Management


Application Deployment and Maintenance


Appendix A. Online Project Files and Sample Applications

Appendix B. IBM® Lotus® Notes® and Domino®Whats Next?

Lotus Notes Developer's Toolbox(c) Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment
Lotus Notes Developers Toolbox: Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment
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