Miscellaneous Enhancements

Miscellaneous Enhancements and Tips for Domino Databases


This chapter provides a number of miscellaneous application design techniques that can be applied to virtually any Lotus Notes database. Most of the customizations in this chapter enhance the overall usage of the database. These customizations will help the user navigate the application as well as manage data content.

In this chapter youll learn how to perform the following:

  • Disable the ability to print, copy, cut, and forward documents
  • Add field hints to a form
  • Use static popups to display text messages (or help)
  • Inherit fields between forms
  • Add an icon to an action button
  • Create a custom application interface
  • Set the field tab order on a form
  • Disable database replication
  • Use Domino shortcut keys

The following are general configuration tips and enhancements that can be incorporated or applied to Lotus Notes databases.

A working example of all customizations can be found in the developers toolbox in the BookCodeLibrary.NSF database. See Appendix A for additional information.

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
ISBN: 0132214482
EAN: 2147483647
Year: N/A
Pages: 293
Authors: Mark Elliott

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