Product overview

HCL Domino® Designer supports applications development for the HCL Domino® platform using XPages, forms, views, and other elements such as controls.

XPage is a rapid application development technology for creating collaborative web-based applications. XPages provides a rich set of user interface and data access controls built on the Java Server Faces technology. XPages supports the integration of existing HCL Notes® and Domino® NSF assets such as documents, views, agents, formulas, and security. These applications can be rendered as dynamic web 2.0 pages both in a browser and in the Notes® client. The development interface provides an intuitive drag-and-drop design environment and an XML source environment. Presentation is controlled through Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and business logic can be developed using JavaScript.

The Domino® Designer documentation includes:

  • The Domino® Designer User Guide introduces the product and describes XPages and its supporting elements. This information also describes Domino® Designer features added after version 8.5.
  • The Domino® Designer XPages Reference describes the JavaScript interface to Domino® Objects, simple actions, and other items of programmatic interest in XPages.
  • The Domino® Designer Basic User Guide and Reference describes the forms-based elements of Domino® Designer including forms, views, formula language, LotusScript®, and more.

This documentation refers to the following products: HCL Domino®, HCL Domino® Designer, HCL Notes®, HCL iNotes®, and HCL Traveler.