The Object Pane

The Object pane is used to display and configure programmable attributes associated with objects, fields, and events for the design element that is currently open in the Work panesuch as a form or view. As illustrated in Figure 3.5, this section contains two tabsObjects and Reference.

Figure 3.5. Design objects

In the first tab, Objects, you can define the default value for a field, add error checking, or define specific code to be run when an event occurs (e.g., display the message "Document Saved" when the document is saved).

The second tab, as the name implies, contains reference information (see Figure 3.6). It provides the option to display all fields in the database or, more importantly, quick reference information. Depending on the object or event selected, the reference tab will display information pertaining to the functions, commands, LotusScript Language, Domino classes, subroutines, functions, variables, Java, or OLE classes.

Figure 3.6. Quick Reference for fields, functions, and commands

You'll notice the Object pane contains a code indicator to the left of each object. Diamonds are used to indicate that the object can hold a single data value or set of code instructions. If the diamond is filled in, then the object contains a value or code, whereas the outlined (or "open") diamonds do not contain a value or programming code.

Circles indicate that the object may be used in the development of both Lotus Notes client and Web browser applications. As such, circle elements provide the ability to insert different values or code to accommodate both the Notes and browser environments. The top half of the circle represents the Notes client. The bottom half represents the Web browser. Although there are objects that work in both environments, there are also a few elements that only work in one environment.

The last symbol, a "script" icon, represents work areas for LotusScript (or JavaScript) programming (see Figure 3.7). Similar to the previous symbols, the script symbol changes to a solid color whenever script content has been added to the design.

Figure 3.7. Content or code indicators

Tip

Use the quick-reference code indicator to locate objects that contain code. The circles and diamonds will be partially or completely filled in when code is present.

The Object pane has several components. The top section always contains the Global objects. These are objects that can be defined once and utilized throughout the design element. Beneath the Global section are events, objects, and actions associated with the design element (e.g., the form or view).


The Programmer s Pane

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

Security

Application Deployment and Maintenance

Troubleshooting

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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Authors: Mark Elliott

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