Your Development & Design Resource

Putting a complaint to good use...

Somebody call 
the Whaaaaabulance! I've been going on and on lately about taking your frustrations and doing something with them far-beyond complaining on Twitter. Yesterday, however, after spending a good length of time trying to call a Windows Batch file via the LotusScript Shell() Function, I was a little more than frustrated when I tweeted the following:

Why do the code samples in the Designer Help suck? FYI: Shell(" /c " + batchfile, 1). Who runs CALC.EXE via Lotuscript?!

This was posted to my Twitter, Facebook, and even LinkedIn.

IBM Lotus 
Domino Designer Help Feedback Link Dale Cole and Andre Guirard, thankfully, reminded me via comments on the Facebook version of this status update that there are better uses of my energies and my knowledge. Specifically, they reminded me about the Help Feedback link (and subsequent processing engine) that IBM has written into the footer of every Domino Designer Help document.

This link takes you to the IBM Help Feedback Online Form, which gives you the opportunity to submit feedback which is reviewed by the the specific product/platform documentation team.

So if you find yourself frustrated with the Code Sample Examples in IBM Lotus Notes Domino Designer Help, be a better community member than a frustrated me and submit your suggestions!

About the author: Chris Toohey

Thought Leadership, Web & Mobile Application Development, Solutions Integration, Technical Writing & Mentoring

A published developer and webmaster of, Chris Toohey specializes in platform application development, solutions integration, and evangelism of platform capabilities and best practices.

More from is powered by IBM Notes Domino XPages & hosted by Prominic.NET

Contact Us

Use our Contact / Feedback form or one of these email addresses:

Creative Commons License

Except where otherwise noted, by Chris Toohey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.