In the previous section we discussed how to name design elements and the fact that newly created forms automatically display in the application menu. By default, the form name will be displayed under the Create menu. However, to provide additional structure to the menu, you can implement a cascading menu. A cascading menu is a submenu that appears in the Create menu and can help group related forms together.
For example, let's say you have a Notes database to manage end-user service requests. Using this database, users can request workstation assistance, ask for help with moving furniture, request a name change, schedule an office move, and request a password reset. These could be grouped together into a submenu called Service Request (see Figure 4.32).
Figure 4.32. Cascading menu of database forms
Cascading menus are created by inserting the submenu path and a backslash "" before the primary name of the form (see Figure 4.33). This can be done when the form is first saved or by modifying the form name in the properties dialog.
Figure 4.33. Creating a cascading menu for a form
To create a cascading menu after the form has been saved, open the form properties dialog and change the form name.
Similar to cascading forms being displayed in the application menu, cascading views can be used to group related views. To create a submenu of views, specify the main view name, a backslash, and the name of the view.
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?