Tutorial: How to add the Attachment Viewer to your mail file

As promised, here is the step by step tutorial for adding the attachment viewer to your email.  Go ahead and check out the video before you begin so you will get a clear picture of what I am talking about – in case you missed the post.  While these steps are very basic, I am going to explain them using the very technical Eclipse terminology so in the end you will surely know how the Notes 8 client is constructed and especially Mail. 🙂

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New articles for Notes 8.5.2

There are five new articles on the Composite Application Wiki, each one hits some new or extended function you will see in the 8.5.2 release.  I will be writing about these articles separately.  This new content has come directly from excellent customer and business partner feedback.

New Component Level Access Control in Notes 8.5.2 by Michael Cooper

Using a Notes Outline to control page navigation in a composite application by Bob Balfe

Understanding the DataChange event in Container Components by Chuck Imperato

Understanding the CAI URL by Bob Balfe

jWidget – Easy Creation of Java Composite Applicaiton Components by Michael Cooper


n.Fluent is now on all IBM wikis!

Watch out Google Translate, n.Fluent technology is now on all IBM wiki’s!  I only hope the translation is better than Google’s.  If you see something wrong in your native language don’t hesitate to write in or help change it.  This is one of the benefits of all of the wiki’s using the same design – they are all updated!  Check out the Composite Application Wiki for a sample:


Creating wiki articles and some great tips

Amanda Bauman posted a nice Wiki Help article on the Composite Application Wiki.  The post shows you how to format the text for your articles including many other tips like moving a document from Microsoft Word to the wiki or including an SWF file in your article.  This formatting is good for all of the wikis based on the XPages wiki template, you can check the LotusWikis.com for the full list of wikis.


Extending the Notes View Container with a “Run Agent” custom action

The Notes View container introduced as a web delivery for Notes 8.5 is going to ship with the Notes 8.5.1 release.  When you mix that with the custom action extension point introduced in Notes 8.5.1 you can do some pretty neat stuff.  In this article I use the Notes View container, a custom action and the Notes Java API’s to give the Notes view container the ability to have agents be called from a property change from another component.  This is really a technical article and has no real work value but it shows you technically how an action like this can be coded and then having the data received by the Lotus Script agent.


Side Shelf tutorial – managing the side shelf within a composite application

In Notes 8.5 you could specify what components should show in the left and right side shelf.  In 8.5.1 you can now wire to components and also control when the components should be visible or not.  This article shows how you can manage the side shelf in the context of your composite application.

Reference article is here.


Using the Notes Document Container – Side by Side Editing use case

The Notes Document container allows you to use documents in your composites.  This is a new feature in Notes 8.5.1 and an article showing one of the many use cases for this container was posted on the CA wiki.  The concept of the document container is to easy get data into and out of Notes fields – whether it is in read only mode or edit mode and share that data with other components.  This article is the first, and most basic, use cases but also shows how you can manage the life cycle of the document component.

Referenced article is here.