Developer's Tip: Framesets in R5

Today's Developer tip comes from our own SearchDomino community. Jay Herman, an IT manager for the Electrohydraulics Business Unit of Sauer-Sundstrand, has been involved with Notes implementation planning, development, administration since 1996.


When I started developing in R5, I quickly adopted framesets, outlines, and pages to provide a UI for my apps similar to the R5 Mail template. However, if I created a view link and used it, the view opened without the frameset (resulting in the default view/folder list on the left instead of my nice outline). There seemed to be other cases where this would happen too. (I'm assuming you will have already set the launch property for the database to "Open designated frameset".)


I discovered that in order to have the frameset open when you open a view from a link, the target frame for the view must be named "NotesView". Once I assigned that name to the frame, links to views opened the views in the desired frameset.

This was first published in June 2000

Dig Deeper on Domino Resources - Part 3



Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:




  • iSeries tutorials's tutorials provide in-depth information on the iSeries. Our iSeries tutorials address areas you need to know about...

  • V6R1 upgrade planning checklist

    When upgrading to V6R1, make sure your software will be supported, your programs will function and the correct PTFs have been ...

  • Connecting multiple iSeries systems through DDM

    Working with databases over multiple iSeries systems can be simple when remotely connecting logical partitions with distributed ...