Presentation on theme: "What's New in Domino Designer 6 Gary Devendorf, Product Manager."— Presentation transcript:
What's New in Domino Designer 6 Gary Devendorf, Product Manager
Agenda n Working in Designer è User Interface: folders, boomarks, object maps è Element Locking è Code Auto-complete è Printing è Design Synopsis è Add Tool è Shared Resources è more...
Shading makes it easy to see which DB you are working with User Interface Quick Access
Bookmarks Folders Drag and Drop
Quick Scroll Access to Design Elements Currently working with the DB's views Quickly access any Form
Design Element Views n Perform action (like Signing Agents) from the view
Design Element Locking n Locks permit you to synchronize multi-user access to: agents, forms, and views n You can set and check locking through è NotesDatabase.IsDesignLockingEnabled n Locks are Persistent (if the administration server is available) or Provisional
Document Locking n Set the database property "Allow document locking," Author access or higher can lock documents in that database. n Locking a document prevents editing and replication conflicts by ensuring that the document lock owner has exclusive access to modify the document
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) n Cascading style sheets give you the ability to control many aspects of your page layout, including headers, links, text, fonts, styles, color, and margins.
Layers n Easier, more precise placement of design elements n Use for: è Grouping design elements è Absolute positioning è Overlapping contents n Can be created in a Page, a Form or a Subform
Embedded Editors n Create or view multiple documents from within a form n Preview documents selected from an embedded view See Welcome Pages in bookmark.nsf for examples
Rich Text Lite Fields n Provides users with a fast way to add object into a field. n When the user clicks the helper icon, a dialog box appears which corresponds to the chosen element type. n The elements listed in the drop-down menu are the only elements the user is allowed to insert into the rich text lite field. n Possible elements: è Pictures è Shared Images è Attachments è Views è Date Picker è Shared Applets è Text è Ole Objects è Calendar è Inbox – Help – Clear
Color Fields n A color field lets you display a color picker on a form. n The chosen color is stored in hexidecimal format. è For example, red is stored as FF.
Time Zone Fields n A time zone field lets you display a drop-down list of all available time zones in the world, including the local time zone. n Each time zone listed includes a partial list of the cities or locations found in that time zone.
Field Hints n Text that helps the user to fill in the field n The text disappears when the user moves the cursor into the field, and is not saved with the document
n New Size and Style Options è Rounded Buttons Buttons
Table Enhancements n Control all options for Tab Labels Size Tabs Equally Indent First Tab
Convert Notes Table to HTML and vice versa
WYSIWYG HTML editing
Framesets n Collapsible, and Captionable n "Sticky" - Notes 6 remembers frame positions
Outline Entry Properties n Show unread count in folders
New display options in Standard Views n Background Images n Background Grids n Don't Show Empty Categories n View Margins n Column Total Colors n Customize "Twisties" with your own icons n Multiple column icons n Many new date/time format options
User Customizable Views n Programmers no longer have to tweak the view design, satisfying all users with one design n End users can change order and visibility of all the view columns
View Enhancements n Create New Documents from View n Edit Document in the view
Hide-when Columns n Use a hide-when formula to display a subset of documents n Based on conditions in place when the view first displays n For example, to hide documents from a particular user, click the Advanced tab on the Column Properties box, check "Hide column if formula is true," and enter formula: = "John Smith")
Agents n New User Interface (properties box) n New Security Tab (Run on Behalf Of, User Activation...) n Converting a private agent to a shared agent, or a shared agent to a private agent.
Remote Agent Debugger n You can use the remote debugger to step through and debug LotusScript agents running on the server n The agent you want to debug must be running at the time that you start the remote debugging tool n Three Steps Involved: è 1. Enable remote debugging on the server è 2. Enable remote debugging in the agent è 3. Start the remote debugger
More to think about... n XML... XML...XML... n WebDav n LEI 6 / Advanced Realtime n Globalization (Multilingual applications) n Accessibility Options n Mobile Applications n Off-line Applications (DOLS) n Sametime Integration n Websphere (J2EE), JSPs, Domino Tag Library n DHTML n Websphere Studio Application Designer n Eclipse, n Please see the new Lotus Developer Domain... Each of these is a presentation of it's own!
Thank you! Gary Devendorf Submit your questions now by clicking on the “Ask A Question” button in the bottom left corner of your presentation screen. Questions?