The sample plugin is called "com.mindoo.bookmarktools". It adds two actions to the Open List of Lotus Notes:
Locate on workspace This action uses the methods NotesUIWorkspace.addDatabase(NotesDatabaseData) of the new UI API, but instead of adding databases to the client's workspace, it actually only leverages the fact that addDatabase selects already existing databases and opens the right workspace tab. As you may know, we are the developers of the MindPlan application (mindmapping and project management based on Lotus Notes). That's why my Open List looks like this when I'm searching for the keyword "mindplan" in my bookmarks:
Sometimes you want to know where a specific database is located on your workspace. One way is to open the database in the client and then switch to the workspace, where in most cases the right database chicklet is selected. That takes a lot of time in case the database needs to be loaded from a server. And sometimes opening the database does not really help to find it on the workspace, for example if the database opens a frameset that displays a view of your mail database. In that case, it's the mail database that is selected on the workspace, not the database with the frameset.
This new action helps in this case.
Open as workspace The second action "Open as workspace" is something that you might know from older Notes Clients, e.g. from version R7. You could right click on a bookmark and select "Open as workspace". This would open a new tab that displays the bookmark folder content as chicklets like this:
Actually, it's pretty simple: You may know that the Notes URL "notes:///ClientBookmark?OpenWorkspace" opens the normal workspace tab. All you have to do is add a query parameter "id" to that URL: "notes:///ClientBookmark?OpenWorkspace&id=0". That ID is the internal bookmark folder id. The id 0 tells the workspace viewpart to display the first level of your open list (e.g. with your mail, calendar and a chicklet to start Domino Designer). I haven't found out so far where the other id's come from (just checked the design of the bookmark.nsf, but it's no obvious ID of the folders design elements). But by using some internal Notes functions, we are able to grab the folder id when you right click on an Open List entry and launch the corresponding Notes URL.
So, what to do with this second action? I don't know. :-) My first thought was to use this special Notes URL in a Composite Application, something like my personal start page for the Notes Client. You can for example use the Notes Document Container to display this URL and send URL changes to the "SetNotesDocumentURL" action to switch between several workspace folders. In my first tests, quickly changing this URL did not appear very stable (the client crashed) and I did not look into this any further.
Anyway, here are the source code for this sample and an update site for the installation (please refer to this article if you don't know how to install from an update site).
My EntwicklerCamp 2013 slides: Dojo 1.8 and AMD (German)
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 8:12a Karsten Lehmann The closing session of EntwicklerCamp 2013 has just finished. Here are the slides for my EntwicklerCamp 2013 session about "Dojo 1.8 and AMD": Download archive: Slides as ZIP-Archive To all English speaking readers: Google Translate is your friend - the slides are in German :-) My plan is to translate them to English though and publish my demos as soon as possible. [read] Keywords: archive
Download links for IBM Connect 2013 session slides
Thu, Jan 31st 2013 7:23a Karsten Lehmann As in previous years, I copied the download URLs of all the already available session slides from the socialbizonline.com website. Unfortunately, a lot of slides are still missing and some are only provided in black and white mode with 2-on-1 page. Use your preferred download manager to download the files. I use DownThemAll for this purpose. You need to be logged in to the website to access the files. Here are the download links: Connect2013_PDFs.html And here is the spreadsheet I u [read] Keywords: ibm
Session accepted for Entwicklercamp 2013: Dojo 1.8 and AMD
Sun, Sep 30th 2012 1:57p Karsten Lehmann I just received confirmation that my session submission for next years developer conference Entwicklercamp 2013 in Gelsenkirchen (11th - 13th of March) got accepted. The session is about the new Dojo toolkit 1.8 that we have already used in a customer project since its release in August 2012. Sessions at Entwicklercamp are held in German language, so here is the translated abstract and the original one in German. Dojo 1.8 and AMD The session provides an introduction to web application [read] Keywords: application