Top 10 Lotus Notes/Domino development tips of 2009

We present our most popular Notes/Domino developer tips of 2009. From opening Notes documents in Microsoft Word without coding to rebuilding corrupted busytime.nsf files, these tips piqued your interest last year.

Based on your page views, we present our top 10 Notes/Domino coding and development tips of 2009. Topics that caught your eyes include viewing hidden fields on Notes/Domino forms, how to trap and handle save conflicts using LotusScript and rebuilding corrupted busytime.nsf files.

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TOP 10 DEVELOPMENT TIPS OF 2009 -----

#1. Open Lotus Notes documents in Microsoft Word without coding
Opening Lotus Notes documents in Microsoft Word can be accomplished without coding-- learn the steps to do so here.

#2. Soft-code item names to facilitate LotusScript management
Find out why soft-coding item names can solve potential problems and why constants are the best place to store them.

#3. Write HTML and JavaScript in Notes view rows and columns on the Web
Use the column view formula to write HTML code and JavaScript on the Web while being able to edit or open documents.

#4. View hidden fields on Lotus Notes/Domino forms
By following these steps, you can see values for hidden fields on Lotus Notes/Domino forms without having to use the property field viewer.

#5. Three steps to trap and handle save conflicts with LotusScript
This tip offers a three-part solution for Notes/Domino save conflicts and code to merge separate documents.

#6. LotusScript sorts lists alphabetically
Take advantage of the List data type feature in Lotus Notes by using this LotusScript code to sort the lists based on the list tag.

#7. Create a dynamic fluid image gallery with Lotus Notes views
Because screen resolutions are different for each user, a dynamic fluid image gallery with Lotus Notes views would work best for users. These are the steps you need to take to create it.

#8. Create a dynamic user-driven navigator for a Notes/Domino application
Learn how to compose a user-control navigator in a Notes/Domino application that will also give users more control.

#9. How to create mail files using a LotusScript agent
Use this code in Notes/Domino 6.x and higher to create mail files using a LotusScript agent.

#10. LotusScript code rebuilds corrupted busytime.nsf file
Rebuilding corrupted busytime.nsf files can be sparked by restarting Domino server tasks and recreating documents.

This was first published in January 2010

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