By now you should understand how to launch the Domino Designer client and be able to navigate through the design panes. Next, we'll build on this knowledge and take a closer look at the building blocks of a Notes database. We'll explore the various design elements, their related objects, and the basic instructions for building these items.
By the end of the chapter you will have learned
As you read through the chapter, you'll notice that the presentation order of the design elements varies slightly from the order displayed in the Designer client. As you develop applications, you'll find that forms and views are the most common design elements in most Lotus Notes database applications. As such, these design elements have been moved to the front of the chapter.
Given the size and detail level provided in this chapter, you might find it easier to skim through the chapter and refer back to it on a regular basis as you work through the projects and enhancements later in the book.
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
Reference Library Applications
Design Enhancements Using LotusScript
Design Enhancements Using Formula Language
Miscellaneous Enhancements and Tips for Domino Databases
Application Deployment and Maintenance
Appendix A. Online Project Files and Sample Applications
Appendix B. IBM® Lotus® Notes® and Domino®Whats Next?