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This guide provides information on using HCL Domino Designer and programming language reference information.
What's new in HCL Domino Designer 12?
The following features are new for developers in HCL Domino® Designer 12.
Accessibility and keyboard shortcuts
Accessibility features assist users who have a disability, such as restricted mobility or limited vision, to use information technology content successfully.
Application Design
Welcome to the Application Design section of Domino® Designer Help.
Application Management
Welcome to the Application Management section of Domino® Designer Help.
Domino® Query Language
Domino® Query Language (DQL) is a facility running on a Domino server that provides a terse, shorthand syntax for finding documents. It supports a wide variety and complexity of search terms. It leverages existing design elements, avoiding the need to write detailed code to access them. DQL consolidates all methods in Domino for searching document contents.
Composite Applications - Design and Management
Composite applications are a key element in a service-oriented architecture (SOA) and contextual collaboration strategy. The ability to create and edit composite applications lets you easily integrate different types of components and technologies.
DB2® Access views
Domino® Designer includes two types of design elements to assist you in managing data contained in DB2® enabled Notes® databases:
Programming Overview and User Interface
This section contains general guidelines and examples that show where to use Java, LotusScript, and the formula language.
Formula Language
This section documents the formula language.
LotusScript® Language
Welcome to the LotusScript® Language section of Domino® Designer Help.
LotusScript/COM/OLE Classes
Java/CORBA Classes
This section documents the Java/CORBA classes.
Connectors provide native access to a wide variety of DBMS products, ODBC, the platform File system, Enterprise Resource Planning systems, and Transaction Processing systems.
Javadoc™ for Domino® Designer related APIs
As part of providing additional Java™ reference documentation, Domino® Designer ships with a help plugin that contains Javadoc™ for additional Domino Designer related APIs.
This guide focuses on the aspects of creating applications using XPages technology.
Product overview
HCL Domino® Designer supports applications development for the HCL Domino platform using XPages, forms, views, and other elements such as controls.
This section contains tutorials and information about tutorials.
Administering applications
HCL Domino Designer provides features for administering and managing your work and related files while developing your application projects.
Designing XPages applications
HCL Domino® Designer provides the means to populate an XPage with controls and other artifacts, and to associate an XPage with data stores.
Designing composite applications
You can create composite applications from XPages.
XPages uses JavaScript™ for programming while the forms-based design elements use the formula language, LotusScript®, Java™, and JavaScript.
This reference describes the JavaScript™ language elements, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), and other artifacts that you need to create scripts, plus the XPages simple actions.
JavaScript™ language elements (JavaScript™)
The JavaScript™ language elements are based on the ECMAScript Language Specification Standard ECMA-262 (see http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/Ecma-262.htm). The JavaScript described here applies to the server-side interpreter. Client-side scripts are interpreted by the browser.
Simple actions (JavaScript)
A simple action performs a pre-programmed activity that can be modified by arguments.
Global objects and functions (JavaScript™)
Global objects provide entry points to server-side scripts. Entering the name of a global object instantiates it.
DOM (JavaScript)
Represents a document in XML Document Object Model format.
This library provides access to the HCL Domino® back-end.
Runtime (JavaScript)
The Runtime library contains classes that provide useful methods for globalization.
Standard (JavaScript)
The Standard library contains classes for manipulating data of different types and performing common operations.
XSP (JavaScript™)
The XSP library contains classes that access the browser context.