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Domino 7 Application Development

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Domino 7 Application Development

Overview of this book

Written by Lotus insiders, the book provides a practical guide to developing applications making use of the important features and enhancements introduced in Notes/Domino 7. These experienced experts use their own experiences to map out the benefits you could gain, and the dangers you may face, as you develop Domino applications in your business. Written by specific experts, edited and overseen by Lotus content generator Dick McCarrick, this book is the definitive guide to developing Domino 7 applications. TECHNOLOGY Domino is an application server that can be used as a standalone web server or as the server component of IBM's Lotus Domino product which provides a powerful collaborative platform for development of customized business applications. It also provides enterprise-grade email, messaging, and scheduling capabilities.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Domino 7 Application Development
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Free Chapter
A Short History of Notes and Domino

Chapter 4. New Lotus Domino Designer 7 Features

Lotus Domino Designer 7 offers new features designed to help you better manage Lotus Notes and Domino applications, provide new user‑interface elements, and provide better support for newer technologies such as Web Services.

In this chapter, we examine these new features and explain how you can get more out of Domino Designer 7. Major features include:

  • AutoSave

  • Design enhancements, including shared columns, Design view features, input enabled formulas, default form indicator, design elements improvements, and new SmartIcons

  • Agent profiling

  • Java enhancements, including Sun Java support and remote Java debugging

These and other features are discussed in the following sections.


Domino Designer 7 includes a new AutoSave feature. This allows you to automatically backup any documents open in Edit mode to a defined AutoSave database. If the editing session is interrupted before you can save the document, you can retrieve the version of the document...