What is LotusScript®?

LotusScript® is an embedded, BASIC scripting language with a powerful set of language extensions that enable object-oriented application development within and across HCL software applications. LotusScript® allows you to place more complex scripts in a greater variety of locations and events than traditional macros. LotusScript® and its development toolset provide a common programming environment across HCL applications on all platforms supported by HCL software (such as Windows, AIX®, Linux). It is available in HCL Notes®.

LotusScript® offers a wide variety of features. Its interface to HCL software is through predefined object classes. The products oversee the compilation and loading of user scripts and automatically include class definitions to allow more efficient coding. LotusScript® extends the development capabilities of HCL software by providing:

  • The ability to place scripts in a variety of objects and events in many HCL software applications. LotusScript® has a set of extensions beyond Visual Basic, that provide additional power and utility when writing applications using HCL software.
  • A debugger and syntax-directed editor.
  • Access to a broad range of product functions through the classes defined for each product.
  • Access to external class libraries defined using the the LSX Toolkit.

The environment in which you write, debug, and run scripts depends on your HCL software application. To learn about your product's programming environment, see your product documentation.