Available composite application design elements in Domino DesignerAdded by IBM on February 24, 2012 | Version 1 (Original)
|Within the Designer pane of IBM Lotus Domino Designer, you have access the following design elements for use when creating and editing composite applications:
Within the Designer pane of IBM Lotus Domino Designer, you have access the following design elements for use when creating and editing composite applications:
- Wiring Properties - This design element gives you access to the WSDL file(s) within the "container" IBM Lotus Notes application. This WDSL file references data types, output properties, and actions available for each component in the composite application.
- Applications - In Notes-based composite applications, this design element gives you access to required XML file(s) that consist of design notes that contain composite application definitions for that composite application. This XML is stored within the "container" Notes application used for the composite application.
Additional view design element options for composite applications
The following design options are available for specifying how views will behave when displayed in an Eclipse-based user interface. These options are available from the Info Tab of the View property box.
These options only have an effect in supported Java PIM component views (csiviews). Refer to the "Using PIM component views in composite applications" topic in the product documentation for more information.
Additional outline entry outline properties for composite applications
The following additional outline property is available for an Eclipse-based user interface. This property is available from the Info Tab of the Outline Entry property box.
- Display separator above this entry - In Notes Standard configuration composite applications, a horizontal separator line will appear between this entry and the one above it. For more complete information on outline entries, refer to the Application Design section of the product documentation.
Additional column options for composite applications
The following additional column options are available for an Eclipse-based user interface. This property is available from the Advanced Tab of the Column property box.
For more complete information on these options, refer to the "Advanced options for columns" topic in the Application Design section of the product documentation.
- Vertical Layout options for columns - Notes Standard configuration offers the ability to display a view in a vertical (narrow) layout for composite applications. In a vertical layout, the columns are adjusted to fit within the layout without scrolling. Columns can be displayed on two lines, with each column in the view designated as always being on the top row or potentially wrapped to the second row, or hidden in vertical layouts. A sequence number allows the designer to control the order in which columns are wrapped to the second row. The second row can also be indented, by designating a column on the top row under which the second row will be left justified.
- Tiled Layout options for columns - Notes Standard configuration offers the ability to display a view in a tiled layout for composite applications. In a tiled layout, the information about each document that would normally appear as a line in the view is displayed as an individual tile within the screen space allocated for the view. For example, a view containing rows of contact information could be displayed as a series of business cards. The Tile ordering is horizontal then vertical, and only scrolls vertically. The tiles are all the same size. Each tile contains a top, header section, and a bottom, attributes section.
Working with composite applications in Domino Designer
Basic component design guidelines
Composite Settings option for columns
The Composite Settings section of the Advanced tab of the Column properties lets you map properties to data available in specific columns.
With the support of composite applications, you can choose a property to be associated with a column and its data by selecting the name of that defined property. In composite applications, Web Services Description Language (WSDL) files (XML files) containing properties, actions, and data types are used by components for component interaction in a composite application. A property name is the unique identifier stored as WSDL content in the application WSDL file. It is used as a programmatic identifier.