RE: The Notes Designer And Why It's Rubbish. Willy Lorenzo 20.Oct.07 12:41 PM Lotus Notes Domino Designer All ReleasesAll Platforms
No method to locate a field on the form. You always have to carefully scan the form to find the field you're looking for.
Object list - should be in alpha order (typing the first letter doesn't quite work when you have 300 fields on the form and 100 of them that start with "c")
Object list - Hotspots just say "Hotspot" - no way to identify them
Declared object variables from a "Use" library don't invoke the popup property selection box.
Doesn't show variables in alphabetical order (why this is so after so many years is mind-boggling.)
Doesn't show notes items in alpha order
Only shows 255 elements of an array
Only shows 255 items of a Notes document
Only shows 255 characters in the "New Value" field.
Debug option should be tied to the selected database so it doesn't run when you check your mail
Can't debug dialog boxes (also, why this is so after so many years is mind-boggling.)
Doesn't show current line.
If you scroll down to view the code that's coming, on the next line execution it scrolls back up. During execution you can only see one line ahead.
Can't debug script on the web, but fortunately I've developed an extensive error tracking system that tells me exactly what the error is and where it happened. It's better than nothing.
There are lots more...these are just off the top of my head.