Provide context menus on objects. IBM
also recommends that you also include a menu item in a menu on the menu
bar for every context menu that you create.
Lotus Notes core provides a standard set of context menu items for different
interface objects, such as a view or a document). IBM recommends that you
add application-specific context menu items to the standard set.The standard
set might not always be appropriate for a context menu. In Domino Designer
8.0, developers can remove the standard context menu items for documents
in a view.
If you do that, you can then put your application-specific
menu items at the top of the context menu, and then add back any of the
standard menu items that are appropriate for that view.
IBM recommends that you include any application-specific context menu items
either in the Create or Actions menu as well, because it is generally not
acceptable user experience to provide a menu item only
in a context
For more information on how to customize the context menus, refer to the
Domino Designer online documentation about Actions in Views.
Use the following guidelines to help you determine whether you should put
a command on the action bar or in a context menu (in addition to having
it in the Create or Actions menu, of course).
- Put a menu item in the context menuwhen
the actions change based on the object that is selected. For example, the
context menu for an embedded picture might be entirely different than the
context menu for a selected word.
- Put a button in the action barwhen
the actions will be appropriate most of the time in the view or document.
In general, the actions should depend on what is selected.