The Action Pane

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The Action pane is used to create and modify actions associated with a particular design element. When created, an action can be displayed as a button or in the Actions menu bar for the application. The Action pane is available in the form, folder, subform, and view constructs.

In Figure 3.9, two action buttons have been createdSave and Close. These buttons will appear at the top of the form when opened in the Lotus Notes client. When selected (or clicked) by the user, the document will either be saved or closed. The Formula Language code, associated with the Save button, can be seen in the Programmer's pane.

Figure 3.9. Action buttons

Some of the more common buttons added to applications include Create, Save, and Close a document.


If the Action pane is hidden, select View > Action Pane to display this section. Alternatively, you can use your mouse to manually open the pane. To do this, locate the vertical bar at rightmost border of the screen and use the left mouse button to drag open the pane.

Design Tabs

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
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Pages: 293
Authors: Mark Elliott © 2008-2020.
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