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Option ExtendedSyntax False (or NotesDocumentExtended False)

:Domino Designer
: lotuscript
Nathan T. Freeman2636 - 18 2008 / (46)
Just like I can Option Declare, or Option Private, or Option Base 0...
Allow me to turn off the NotesDocument extended syntax. (ie: NotesDocument.subject="blah" or subject=NotesDocument.subject(0) )
Manypeople think it was a mistake to ever offer this capability in the first place.  It's certainly lead to some terrible ...

Full DXL round-trip of DESIGN ELEMENTS

:Domino Designer
: dxl, design, database
Rocky Oliver1831 - 26 2008 / (36)
There is another idea for Full DXL Round-trip, but it is for both design and data. This idea hopes to take smaller bites of the elephant that is DXL support. Lotus should begin by making design elements 100% round-trippable in the next version of Notes. This would open many doors ...

XPages - Native support for RDB access

:Domino Designer
: xpages, rdb, sql
John Mackey656 - 06 2009 / (29)
XPages should have native access to RDB data.  This will allow the use of external SQL data in views and forms in conjunction with Notes data.  Moving Domino Designer to Eclipse was a big step forward in opening up the propertairy technology of the Lotus Notes development platform.  The next ...

More useful templates

:Domino Designer
: templates
Rishi Sahi1687 - 11 2009 / (24)
It would be really great if IBM provides some commonly used templates like timesheet,help desk, bug system etc.. in the Domino like Microsoft provides for SharePoint .

Create empty NotesDocumentCollection

:Domino Designer
: lotusscript
Randy Smith3913 - 30 2007 / (19)
LotusScript needs a method for creating an empty NotesDocumentCollection object.  Many of us have "silly looking" techniques to create an empty collection anyway.  A sort method for a NotesDocumentCollection would also be nice.

Default lotuscript code templating

:Domino Designer
: lotuscript
Andrew Pollack2909 - 23 2007 / (19)
When I create new lotuscript agents, I want a default set of code to drop in.  Not just "option declare" but I may want to predefine some things that I use nearly every time I write an agent.
Some examples I might use:
use "myStandardUtilityLibrary"
Dim session ...

Keep the C++ API alive

:Domino Designer
: c++, api
Robert Ibsen Voith4084 - 30 2008 / (18)
During Lotusphere 2008 I heard that IBM "discourages new users from using the C++ API" according to George L, probably meaning that the C++ API will die not so far from now. If you feel that the C++ API has been a valuable API alongside the C API, please promote!

Notes native JOIN capability in a notes view

:Domino Designer
: notes, view, join
Jeremy Hodge1383 - 01 2008 / (16)
We need the capability to join documents natively in a view in the notes client with out the need of DB2.
I suggest the following syntax:
[ FULL | INNER | OUTER ] [ LEFT | RIGHT ] JOIN left_selection_formula [ALIAS "fieldname1" AS "aliasfieldname1", ALIAS "fieldname2 AS "aliasfieldname2", ... ] ...

Allow Subform ABOVE the Actionbar

:Domino Designer
: form, subform, actionbar, ui, design
Theo Heselmans6409 - 14 2008 / (16)
A lot of websites have a menubar/actionbar below the banner/logo/title. This gives the user a better experience, and looks nicer too. Notes currently has the actionbar always at the top.
I propose to have a setting in the actionbar to define/compute an optional subform to put above the actionbar.
When ...

Hide-When Formulas - Improve visibility in Domino Designer

:Domino Designer
: notes, designer, interface
Bill Whittakers1930 - 22 2007 / (15)
Add a separate dialog to display and enter hide-when formulas to improve visibility and access in designer; and/or add shading to indicate where hide formulas exist, as is done with pass-thru HTML.

Application (Database) Block List for Debugger

:Domino Designer
: debugger, client, designer
Joseph Hoetzl4703 - 26 2008 / (15)
As the user, designer, administrator of our Notes environment, I frequently have all 3 loaded. 
I'd really like an app/db block list so that when I have the "Debug Lotusscript" option enabled and I need to check my mail, or something else, that I could have a list of db/apps ...

Table enhancements

:Domino Designer
: tables
Paul Davies12381 - 06 2007 / (15)
  • split table option
  • ability to delete rows without having to split merged cells first (JFDI!)
  • column widths to be what I want them to be and to stick to it!
  • hidden columns
  • different properties dialog for tables that stays open (properties enhancements in general as per other ideas)  or ...

Ability to mark a field as required without having to code

:Domino Designer
: required, field
Bruce Elgort8320 - 21 2007 / (14)
Provide the ability to check off a box on the field properties box that indicates that the field is required.  Also provide a UI clue that the field is in fact required.  See screenshot.

Domino Designer available for Linux and MAC Os

:Domino Designer
: designer, linux, macosx
Leonardo Noach759 - 06 2011 / (14)
In the last time many developers had adopted Linux and MAC OS as their natural operating system to create programs.
Domino Designer is developed using Eclipse Platform, and as anyone knows Eclipse works in any operating system, Why doesn't Domino Designer work in the same way?

Rounded Corner tables

:Domino Designer
: table, rounded, corner
Adibabu Kancharla620 - 18 2007 / (13)
We need Rounded Corner Tables for Notes (if possible, web) applications.

Help IBM with the improvement of Notes

:Domino Designer
: development
Rob Goudvis6585 - 04 2009 / (13)
It is clear to me that one of the reasons that many of the good Ideas posted here will not be implemented due to the lack of resources at IBM.
So I would like to know your feeling about the following:
Could we setup a (small) group of ...

I would love it if while creating a view I could select a form and have notes create a view with all of the fields in that form.

:Domino Designer
: view, field
Carl Rizzo1428 - 07 2010 / (13)
This would be extremely useful when I am creating a view with many fields.  Especially when that view is specifically used for importing data.  Thank You.

Retire LotusScript, Focus on JavaScript (SSJS)

:Domino Designer
: lotusscript javascript
Peter Presnell26659 - 27 2009 / (13)
This is more a vote to see how the Notes development community might feel about Notes development moving away from LotusScript towards Javascript.  With 8.5.0 IBM introduced xPages and it seems a lot of IBM's focus for Notes application development is going to be on the use of this design ...

Sort subs and functions in alfabetical order in the object pane

:Domino Designer
: lotusscript, sort, objects
Martin Vereecken1855 - 23 2007 / (12)
I don't think there's much to add to this.  How hard can it be to sort this?

Change Java item method parameters to use List instead of Vector

:Domino Designer
: java, dom
Nick Radov1333 - 26 2008 / (12)
The Domino Object Model classes for Java that deal with multi-value items use the java.util.Vector class for item values. For example, see the lotus.domino.Item.setValues(Vector) method. That was a good design back when those classes were first created for Java 1.1. But since Java 1.2 the recommended best practice ...


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