To edit existing composite applications, you can launch the Composite Application Editor. The Composite Application Editor lets you assemble or edit composite applications.
You install the Composite Applications Editor during IBM Lotus Notes (Standard) installation. The Composite Application Editor is launched from the Notes client.
A composite application can be hosted on either an IBM Lotus Domino server or a Portal server. No matter where it resides, you can edit the application using the Composite Application Editor.
The Composite Application Editor allows you to edit active applications that reside on an IBM Lotus Domino server or on IBM WebSphere Portal. You can also edit application templates that reside on WebSphere Portal. If you plan to work with composite applications that reside on WebSphere Portal, you must first install WebSphere Portal composite application support for Lotus Notes on the WebSphere Portal server. For information, refer to the Domino Administrator help and Installation Guide.
Composite applications that are hosted on an IBM WebSphere portal server are listed in the Application Catalog. Composite application templates for these application reside in the Template Library. You can see the composite applications and application templates to which you have access. To see the Application Catalog or the Template Library you must have a home portal specified as part of your user preferences.
You can view the Application catalog by choosing Open > Portal Catalog
and you can see the Template Library by choosing Open > Template Library
. Composite applications that reside on a Domino server are available using the File > Open > Lotus Notes
Application command to browse for an application on a server.
If you have access to edit an application, you can use the Composite Application Editor to edit the live application. Changes you make are reflected immediately in the application.
To put the application in edit mode, choose Actions > Edit Application
. Once you are in edit mode, your workplace displays an application menu pane on the left that provides you with direct access to edit application elements, and a component palette on the right, which lists components you can add to your application. The center of the workspace displays the application components for the current page. Note also that when you enter edit mode, an Application menu displays as part of the menu bar. You can use the navigation panes or use menu commands to edit the application.
The Composite Application Editor lets you do the following with composite application:
Editing an application
You can use the menu commands or use the navigation pane to perform these tasks for editing the application:
- Add pages
- Edit roles
- Edit application properties
Editing application pages
You can use the menu commands or use the navigation pane to perform these tasks for editing pages in an application::
- Add pages
- Edit page properties
- Move a page up, down, in, or out in the page hierarchy
Editing application components
You can use the menu commands or use the navigation pane to perform these tasks for editing components on pages:
- Add components
- Edit component properties
- Edit wires
In addition to this topic, refer also to the following topics in this sectiion:
For complete information on how to use the Composite Application Editor, refer to the Composite Application Editor documentation . The Composite Application Editor is installed as an option when you install the IBM Lotus Notes Standard client.