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Understanding the Info List

The Info List contains two tabs, the Object tab and the Reference tab. If you change the size of this pane, its settings will be remembered from session to session. The Reference tab, shown in Figure 3.16, provides programming help for the language currently in use for the design object. Figure 3.16 shows the reference tab for LotusScript. Similar tabs exist for the Formula language, JavaScript, and Java.

Figure3.16Figure 3.16 The Reference tab in the Info list is context sensitive.

In Release 6, if you are editing a formula, you can check the Reference tab for help with the formula. If you're editing JavaScript, you will see the JavaScript classes in the Reference tab. The Reference tab is context sensitive; the drop-down list changes depending on where you are. For example, if you are working on a form, the drop-down list for the Reference tab includes database fields. If you are coding a JavaScript event, the drop-down list contains Web D.O.M. (Document Object Model) and Notes D.O.M.

The Reference tab provides two buttons, Help and Paste. When you click an item in the Reference tab, you can paste it into the script you are writing by clicking the Paste button, or you can click the Help button and receive help on the reference item you've chosen.

The Objects tab, shown in Figure 3.17, displays the available programmable events for the current object. You can use the Objects tab to switch between events or even move to another object. To see the list of available events for an object, expand the category for the object in the Objects tab. If you then select an event, the Programmer's pane displays any code that has been written for the event. The script icons next to events that contain code appear filled with the color cyan. Those that do not contain code are empty.

Figure3.17Figure 3.17 The Objects tab fills in the language icon of coded events with a cyan color.

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