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.
It's always a tedious job to find a field given its name especially when the form was designed by someone else and even so when it's a complex form.
An intuitive way can be to sort the fields alphabetically in the object list (also display the fields and other elements ...
Please bring us back the @formula debugger !!
Local and Remote Debugging !!
There ought to be a better way of checking for an empty List than checking for a no-op Forall or trapping error 120. Perhaps extending IsEmpty to cover? I'd find that particularly helpful with class coding, when I'd often like to defer populating a List member until the first call ...
I want to right click on an agent, and tell it to run on server now.
It's tiresom to wait for the Agmgr to kick in on a scheduled agent.
Use color in the debugger as it is seen in the editor.
We often spend enough time viewing our code in color that when we get to the debugger, the plain black and white makes it harder to recognize certain parts of your code.
Allow typeahead for custom classes in the declarations section. If Microsoft can put it in Visual Studio 2003... I'm sure it's only a couple of more years away for Lotus to figure it out.
Allow developers to use a stylesheet to format view and form action buttons/bars so you don't have to go through the action bar properties for all your views if you want to change design.
When adding a picture to a form in the Notes Designer. Allow the size properties to be locked and make it locked as the default.
I can't tell you how many times I click on a picture to add a hotspot and the thing resizes.
Let us navigate the folder hierarchy when selecting a template. Let us browse outside the data directory. At a very minimum, even without a hiearcichal view, let us display titles, template names, filenames and dates, and sort on any of them! Let us filter by type (NTF, master template, and ...
It would be nice to have a "Save As" option for design elements while editing them. There have been times when I have been in mid-development and I couldn't decide if I wanted to save the changes or discard them.
In theory... I could quickly jump to the design element ...
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?
Code comments in lotus script should explain the purpose of the code as well as any modifications made to improve functionality or resolve bugs. As comments become ever longer their embedded nature is an impediment to the codes readability. I think the domino designer should have the ability to make comment blocks ...
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 ...
I want to program my applications in another platform than windows.
If the client could be translated to Linux, why not the Designer?
The developers want to decide the platform we use.
This would greatly improve my daily life if I could finally totally abandon Windows for OS X.
Inspired by Dreamweaver CS3 and Martin’s post, I would like to accomplish the same with Designer. That is, wouldn’t it be nice if the background color of a field (on a form designed for the Notes client) could be assigned/determined programmatically?
One of the downsides to developing Notes client applications is that as a developer I am usually tied to using the same version of Notes/Designer that is deployed across the company. This means I am unable to take advantage of many of the new features in Domino Designer until my ...
i would LOVE a new column "type" in a notes view, for lack of a better term called an "inline response column" ... This would be similar to the "display responses only" column, except that it allows me to add multiple columns for response documents, allows me to do totals for ...
Since master template name is not the same as database name, which is shown in the "open application" dialog, there is no easy way to find and open in desinger the template wich is responsible for application's design. The technology for searching is already in place - it is been ...
I would like more control over the visual style of views, especially when it comes to categories. See my screenshot for an example, but
1. Let me specify a background color or background image and row height for a specific category
2. Let me choose whether column totals ...
Users are often confused when they see the 'Keyword selection' dialogbox, used when a field is of type 'Dialog list'.
I would love to define the prompts/title/labels used in that dialogbox myself.
Also for multilingual database this could prove useful.
Building a custom dialogbox is not an option, because e.g. ...
I often need to be able to print to another driver than the one currently in use (e.g. switch to a PDF printer). I now have to instruct the user to switch the driver manually, and then click my 'print' button.
Not very professional !
This functionality implies reading existing ...
It would be great if it was possible to copy attributes of a selected element in Designer and "paint" it onto other elements, much the way Format Painter does in Office products.
I'm thinking selecting a field and grabbing the "Computed for Display" property and being able to "paint" ...
I know that it is possible to sign agents and script libraries (but not the Database Script) from designer, by going to them and signing, but what I'd like to see is a Sign action somewhere in Designer - say on the Tools menu, next to Recompile all LotusScript, that ...
Often a "live" database and its template are both open in the designer i.e. if you had to change agent schedules. You can't really differ the database from the template. Often it happens that you made changes in the database by mistake and with refreshing the db you are loosing ...
We have the $DesignerVersion field in design elements to warn older clients that the element has been edited in a newer version of Notes. Thats great! But, what if we could specify the target-version for an application? I could then use Designer 8 to create solutions for Notes/Domino 6.5, and ...
I know that there are superb 3rd party tools for this but it would be create if we could pro grammatically control tables in rich text much better, e.g. setting the colour of an individual cell [ editied for typos ]
In the left designer pane alla recent applications are automatically added, this is a real pain if you are developing applications with different ID's as Domino Designer tries to contact all servers that are listed in this recent bookmark list when started.
Since R5 I have removed each database ...
I often use @PickList (and its lotusscript cousins) with the [Custom] option.
I would like to present the dialogbox with the current entry (or entries of it's multi-value) already selected, so she/he does not have to start from scratch.
@Prompt has a defaultchoice parameter too.
When a form/subform/page is open in Designer give a visual indication on all hotspots. This could be a little icon or a border on every computed text or hotspot on text or images and so on.
The column property "Display values as icons" is not only useful for providing users visual clues, but also for saving screen space on the view display. Displaying a column header as an icon would also be useful for saving screen space. You can do this for Notes views displayed in ...
After rebooting my machine for the 2nd time before 7 AM, I had to post something about this. The stability of DDE is really unacceptable.
There is not a single feature I wanted added to the Designer more then just basic stability. Please - just let me make it ...
To make it easier to trouble shoot in designer it would be really helpful to be able to see if a 'hide when formula' applies to elements, especially text.
Its something we use a lot and would save people newer to designer (and some of us longer term ...
Not being able to use the enter key slows down data entry, especially when entering a series of numbers from the keypad.
It is accepted keyboard practice with most other PC applications and it would reduce user antagonism when using data entry forms.
Why is Full Text indexing an all-or-nothing configuration? My idea in the general case could be accomplished by either a form property or a list of forms on the FT creation dialog. I'd like to exclude certain documents (hooks, keywords, etc) from the index. Certain types of applications could benefit ...
I sometimes have the need to not see the grand totals on View Columns. The client would much rather just see the Categorized totals. Have a check box in designer in the column box where Totals are specified to show or not show grand total.
The standard RGB color picker is just not enough for real application development. It would be better if the color schemes for an application can be stored in the application itself. Then, when developing, the stored colors in the database are the ones that can be picked easily (not the ...
Any object accessible from anywhere. Get a handle to any open view, form, page, etc. Instantiate an object when a database is opened, for example a log class, and have it accessible from everywhere.
It is similar to the revolution but without the need to jump through the hoops.
Think about the following scenario:
There is this HUGE datebase with loads of documents and using GIBs of space when fully replicated.
Your Workforce does for their daily/weekly/monthly work need a local replica of the database.
They have access to all of the documents of that database, so you can ...
Recently I found myself mousing over a Notes view column header, expecting a little tooltip to appear to tell me what the column showed. After I spotted my error I thought why not? Ideally I would like options for:
- Tooltips on view column headers
- Tooltips on Action buttons ...
What error will be thrown if db.CreateDocument() fails or can it fail? Your designer documentation for this methods does not tell you (at least in 8.0.x). Please add more information about errorcodes to the method documentation.
The biggest thing I miss with the new Eclipse help for Domino Designer is the presence of a detailed index that includes all the classes, methods, properties etc that are contained in the various languages. I keep using the original NSF help because of this one feature. Being able to ...
This method would fire for each key entered while in a text or numeric field. The method would have the key pressed as a parameter, and parameters for shift,control and alt keys. The method would return the key pressed by default.
This would allow the developer to mask/modify/format during data ...
The Mac client lacks the ability to flag text within a rich text field as passthru HTML. What's more, when you're editing an existing document that contains passthru HTML (presumably done on a Windows client), even touching the existing passthru is an invitation to a world of hurt.
I would be great if I could set my prefered style for new things on a form - e.g. radio buttons, fields, cells, etc.
I would like to be able to select something and right-click then say 'make this the default for new fields/tables/etc.
How many people use ...
during design - when a field on a form has focus, it is not possible to tell at a glance which field is selected once the keyboad focus moves to the properites box/IDE. This is a major annoyance and contributes to poor eye health.
the field in focus should have ...
Please reimpress/recreate/redo a "Lotus-Notes Designer Best Practice guide" as it was done in 4/5/6. It is really boring to keep repeating always the same stuff and hear the developper says "it is for R6 not R8 in the title"......
Please follow the text properties (left and right indent) of the nearest row when appending or inserting rows in a Notes table.
The Lotus Workflow Architect should be integrated into the Domino Designer. This will help to give the user an impression of an well integrated product and could lower the learning curve. As the Lotus Workflow Viewer is essentialy a striped down architect, the viewer could be well integrated into the ...
We don't need a Designer client for the Mac or Linux. We need one for the people.
Yes, make the Notes client as it once was in the days before R5 when the ability to create applications was an integral part of the Notes client. What would it include? ...
The debugger should only debug the selected database and the selected event.
Everybody knows the situation when you debug a code, and you would like to read your mail, or look into the help....pressing continue button hundreed times.
Or you would like only debug a button, but you need ...
A Designer for the apple platform will be ideal to develop and a dream for a lot of programmers.
With Lotus Notes based on Expeditor it is very easy to "convert" it to other Operating Sistems. It is time to unchain us from Windows. Let free the developers.
My thought is to add a button to the design properties tab of the application properties that will do the refresh design task so that once you enter a template name to refresh from you don't have to complete the four step process to actually refresh the design. Sure it ...
I simply would like to see a much higher contrast between the selected and non-selected Recent Database bookmarks in the designer client. The shades of grey being used mean it can be very difficult at times to see which is the current bookmark. The icons don't help as I tend ...
for the designer the adjusted width of the columns is being recognized the next time you open designer.
but to my opinion the ordering of the columns may also be adjustable.
if i work as a single designer on a database the appearance icons have more value that ...
I'd like to be able to use a Custom Button on a Toolbar to jump me to a deeply nested folder where I can select a file for attaching to an outgoing email. @command([EditInsertFileAttachment]; file; compress) would be ideal if file could be "c:\folder1\folder2\folder3\*.xls" (ie. if could specify a wildcard ...
I wish Designer would have a layout grid for better/easier layout of forms. This would allow for easier alignment of fields and text,and thus, better looking forms. There are layout regions, but the items you can put in it are limited.
I use tables for layout, but this can cause ...
I'd like a button to clean up the designer bookmarks (=delete all of them)...
They're messed up all the time and I'm usually using "Go To Designer" feature in the client workspace anyway.
If there was a feature to clean it up, I wouldn't have to be ...
A similar document to about and using database documents but visible only in Domino Designer. Into this document the designer could document all the important issues and “special cases” related to the specific database. That way the information would stay in the database (not for example in a separate document) ...
I would like to see the icons in the DDE again, regardless of an application being touched or not.
It helps me find the application I am looking for.
In the DDE since 8.5.1 the not yet opened applications have three grey bars for their icons.
For those people ...
It would be nice to use quick keys to convert a selection to "Pass Through HTML".
If I am in Designer and try and open a database that I do not have access to then currently I get prompted to remove the icon from Designer.
I'd like to suggest that this prompt is removed. By definition, if the icon is there then I have been ...
As screens are now mostly wide, it would be great to change the Script Debugger window to vertical split.
Rigth: debugg info
Also when You open a large object, eg: notesDocument, then it's hard to review it, because You need to scroll.
8.5.1, and indeed every version of Designer since "Nam" have introduced wonderful and innovative new features.
A complimentary feature which would be excellent would be the introduction of minor regressions, rather than enormous bug monsters with practically every release.
Yes I know many of you will attack me for not ...
Lotus Notes designer is good .. you can get stuff done way quicker due to all the options you have .. often just a check box. The down side is that sometimes you lose that bit of flexibility.
Like when you want to refresh fields on keyword change .. ...
The LotusScript Format function has several options for displaying AM / PM.
@Text has none of these.
For example: when putting a time value into a string in a view column, I would like to be able to force it to 12 hour or 24 hour time, retaining ...
There are a few other ideas posted that relate to visual clue icons and hover text for specific domino Designer features, but why limit to just those features/contexts. Most users have come to expect hover text for just about any icon-thingy that they encounter. Designer provides hover text for the ...
It would be nice to have 'Save as draft' command which should Suppress all field validations while saving as draft.
Especially for the refresh between templates (ntf) a push-technology would be helpful!
If you are using a "master template", i.e. many templates get some kernel functions and features (subforms, agents, outlines, etc.) from this master you have to follow two steps to get this updated to your live/test-version, if ...
Today when You need to import a file to a NotesDocument, the only way is to go through the NotesEmbeddedObject class, which will result in the attachment to be placed at the bottom of the form. I would like to see an improvement so that I can import any file ...
I'd like it split into three click-to-sort columns, form, field name, data type
This would especially be handy when doing maintenance on "other people's applications"/applications that have unpredictable data-types.
Person first_name (String)
Person last_name (String)
Person date_of_birth (Date)
Person debt (Number)
Or a bad ...
Allow a developer to select a folder as a data source in the view control in XPages designer. Currently only allows views, but folders can be manually selected in the source code editor.
Working in a company with 500+ applications, it the designer quickly get crowded with applications.
No problem to trade it for @IsDocBeingLoaded
When viewing the Objects list for a form in designer, instead of just fieldname (Field), tell me what kind of field "(Field)" is.
e.g. (Field - Text)
I'm almost daily bitten by Bookmarks that won't open in Domino Designer because there's a problem with the bookmark directly about it. Typically the bookmark I want to open/expand will not and I have to open it in another Window.
Also it would be nice if ...
My apologies if this has already been posted.
I wish we could (and if we can now, I'd be happy to be corrected!) have a document hierarchy, but select in a view construction where to start in the hierarchy.
In other words.....I have an application
I have about 5 working sets defined so far, for groups of applications for different clients.
When I open an application from the Notes client by "Open in Designer", it would be great if the Designer client would switch to the relevant Working Set for that application.
In IBM Lotus Domino Designer, it would be nice to be able to sort Agents by the disabled and enabled icons.
in Photoshop you have the option to save and reload your workspace so you can re-use it later, having all your customized settings at your hand.
it would be great to have this ability also in Designer.
especially when you work for different companies/customers, with their specific color ...
InViewEdit - that's where you can create a new doc and enter values in fields right in the view (bit like a spreadsheet!). A line of text appears at the bottom of the view which says "Ctrl-Click here to add a new document".
This has the potential to be ...
Having the ability to alter the foreground/background color of columns using the checkbox is nice but it is limiting. I'd like to have a "font" column type (maybe tied to Advanced Format properties tab?) in which I could write a formula to alter font attributes such as bold, italics, strikethrough, etc. ...
In Designer add similar quick search functionality for finding applications (projects) as we have in the Notes Client under the Open button.
I spend too much time trying to find the database/template I need to work on in Designer. Working sets helps, but I still have a big list of projects to search by eye. A built-in quick search would be very welcome.
Maybe it's just me, but if I want to use the Help: I select Help from the menu and automatically click the first entry., which happens to be the welcome page.
IMHO it would be more logical to have the Help Contents as the first entry, since that is ...
Did you ever open a document and wonder where a specific field is used? Of course, you can open a form in Designer, but then you don't see the value. So you'll have to go back to the client, look at that spot where you find your field and see ...
I am not sure that I can explain it correctly, but the idea consists of several elements that work together
1. add XSL as resource type to the database
2. add an event "Use XSL" similar to "HTML Body attributes" to the form that can contain a formula that ...
Hi to everyone!
My wish is to have a flag or something that protects a view from being shown from View>>Goto also with Ctrl + Shift pressed without having to set incredible acl things .
A simple flag "Hide view from View-->>Goto" :-)
so please Lotus let's do it!
When I click the Working Set dropdown in the client, I want to be able to toggle on/off respective Working Sets easier.
At the moment, if I'm in one Working Set, to SWITCH to another Working Set, I have to click the dropdown, tick the new Working Set to ...
Completely standalone DDE, which can be installed or removed regardless of Notes Client version. Could be available as any other Eclipse IDE package.
We have property UniversalID for Document and View design elements now. It would be convenient to have that property for other design elements (Forms, Agents, Outlines etc.).
Now the decision has been made to provide Domino Designer for free I feel I (and other developers) should be provided with a refund for the licese fees already paid. OK, so asking for cash may be a stretch so I will settle for:-
OK, this one might be hard to explain, but if you've ever worked with tables in Adobe Dreamweaver, there is a nifty "expanded" view. It basically makes the edges of 0px bordered tables larger, just for viewing purposes.
I think something like that would be most handy in the design ...
IBM Worklight shoud be integrated into Notes Designer also, and should have support to access Domino databases. So, it can be used to develop native mobile applications with Domino databases behind.
In the design client, with a list of all forms, select all or some of them, and be able to change all the form properties (specifically background images and colours, action bar properties, include in various menus etc.)
We have all encountered that helpful reminder that an element inherits from a template when doing an edit which is a great thing. If you have ever used the Lotus Enterprise Integrator (LEI) product you have likely used the "Where Used" action which gives you a dialog box showing the ...
While developing XPages or Web application in designer, we cannot test applications for authenticated users. We need a server footprint for testing those applications.
Local HTTP preview process has to be modified to support some kind of authentication (it may even be a text file for test users).
In the design client, with a list of all views, select all or some of them, and be able to change all the view properties (specifically alternate row colours, grid, exten last column to view width, unread colours etc.)
For the designer client I frequently use the design synopsis, for example to get the name of the server or the location of the database (incl filepath) so I can do a copy and paste action of the text.
Unfortunately for the design synopsis I have to go in the application menu, ...
Now that we are able to use source control it would be great if we could integrate that with Rational Jazz Team Concert and use its repository for source control. This way there would be great value in using Rational tools for software development within Lotus Domino/Notes.
This is applicable to the Notes and Administrator clients too, but I only get to pick one IdeaSpace. :(
As a 'relatively' new entrant to Notes design and administration (I've only been doing it for a few years off and on), I'm incredibly frustrated by the poor learning materials ...
I recently noticed that there is now a forum dedicated to xpages. Since the Lotus C API has been around since the beginning how about having a dedicated forum for it. This would simplify the ability for finding help for those developers trying to use some of C API options.
Description by example:
I'm particularly interested in Agents at the moment but this is relevant to other design elements. I have multiple agents open in designer which I'm coding/debugging. Each time I want to run one I have to locate it in the agent list in each application's Application Tree, which is ...
My idea is a WYSIWYG Editor modul which helps to manipulate OneUI themes. The user can see a sample page of the OneUI theme, where he can click on an object, this opens the object properties and other elemnets. Then he can change them. Of course the sample ...
For example, a list like this:
Fred Flintstone Forward
Barnie Rubble Winger
Wilma Flinstone Coach
Betty Rubble Manager
Of course I can set the sort direction of the columns and also show more context about the selected data. With a listbox I can mimic ...
Much of the functionality in Domino Designer is targeted at controling how Notes Clients work when accessing a database, but many databases are never intented for access throught a Notes Client, only through web browsers. This leads to a great deal of visual clutter in Domino Designer for web application developers ...
It would be helpful, if there would be a special design-property for agents, that forces a refresh/replace only on the source - not the signature, schedule, scheduled server, etc.
With Backend-Agents you have problems with Design Refresh, that the agents properties, as "run on Server xy", Schedule, etc. are ...
Hows about a new field for designer that is a sequence number (similar to an identity field on sql server/db2 etc).
So you could add a new field to a form and select datatype 'Sequence Number'. It auto-generates a sequence number in this field for every document that is ...
I hide design elements (pages, forms, view...) as a form of version control when making changes. I'd like dialogs that point to other design elements to not display those that are hidden. Perhaps this can only be enforced if the note is hidden from all clients.
Examples: specifying a frame ...
In the designer client recent databases pane, there is a list of objects under each object type (views forms etc). These lists are in alphabetical order.
As the list only shows a few at a time, it would be far more beneficial to show them in order of most recently ...