Friday, December 21, 2007

Windows 95 or Windows NT

I was surprised when my friend shown me this in "help" ! I gave respect to Lotus after that.

This example compiles and runs in either Windows 3.1, Windows NT, or Windows 95. Depending on whether the application is compiled and run under 16-bit Windows (Windows 3.1) or 32-bit Windows (Windows 95 or Windows NT), you should declare and use an appropriate Windows handle variable and the appropriate version of two Windows API functions.
GetActiveWindow returns the handle (an Integer in 16-bit Windows, a Long in 32-bit Windows) of the currently active window. GetWindowText returns the text in the window title bar.

Dim winTitle As String * 80
%If WIN16 ' 16-bit Windows
Dim activeWin As Integer ' Window handles are Integer.
Declare Function GetActiveWindow% Lib "User" ()
Declare Function GetWindowText% Lib "User" _
(ByVal hWnd%, ByVal lpstr$, ByVal i%)
%ElseIf WIN32 ' 32-bit Windows
Dim activeWin As Long ' Window handles are Long.
Declare Function GetActiveWindow& Lib "User32" ()
Declare Function GetWindowText% Lib "User32" _
Alias "GetWindowTextA" _
(ByVal hWnd&, ByVal lpstr$, ByVal i&)
%End If
' Print the name of the currently active window.
activeWin = GetActiveWindow() ' Returns an Integer or a Long.
Call GetWindowText(ActiveWin, winTitle$, 80)

Print winTitle$

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

is XML going to leave us? JSON is next?

SON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight data-interchange format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is easy for machines to parse and generate. It is based on a subset of the JavaScript Programming Language, Standard ECMA-262 3rd Edition - December 1999. JSON is a text format that is completely language independent but uses conventions that are familiar to programmers of the C-family of languages, including C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, Python, and many others. These properties make JSON an ideal data-interchange language.

JSON is built on two structures:

* A collection of name/value pairs. In various languages, this is realized as an object, record, struct, dictionary, hash table, keyed list, or associative array.
* An ordered list of values. In most languages, this is realized as an array, vector, list, or sequence.

here is a link to example JSON in Lotus Notes:

I will think about weak sides of every technology and will write later.


Tuesday, December 18, 2007


We can hide attachments using $V2AttachmentOptions field with Computed for Display type

What I usually do is set its value using the next formula:
@If(@IsDocBeingEdited; "1"; "0")

It will help to hide/show attachments in form.

p.s. dont forget about Computed for display

Monday, December 17, 2007

crooser on openntf

I downloaded my crosser, which I did one year ago, to openntf (the biggest freeware lotus notes' portal in the world). I did it because I want to know what people think about it :) . maybe they will give me a push to next step. I wanted to do it from Summer 2007, but always forgot about it. Now the problem is solved.

will wait for any responces.

ooops, here is a link to my project on openntf

Friday, December 14, 2007

5 point of my private life

I have been agitated by Michael :) So I must to write it...

1. I hated to write compositions. Every time when I should to write it, I asked somebody to help me.
2. When I was young I dreamed about sport's quarry but father changed my mid :).
3. I like play in computer games, this is like drugs for me, Of course I try to control myself, but sometime it's impossible.
4. At this point of my life I want to be in science. Really, this is only one job which I respect.
5. But main point in life is family... I want wife, many children, at least 3, many good friends...

Monday, December 10, 2007

from Ukraine to Slovakia

3 weeks ago I came to Bratislava because of job. Actually I came here just for international experience, becuase here I met many new guys from different countries (Germany, Italy, Poland, Belgium and of course Slovakia). Probably this was not the best my step in my life, but now I can tell - "I lived in EU :)". In any case I did what I did. Now I must solve what is better for me, will try to stay here? or will come back to Ukraine. I dont now what is better. The salary which I get here the very similar to Ukraine's. That's why I must think much more about this crazy step :).
There is only one great advantage, maybe from 2008 year I will able to travel for any country in EU, but I'm not sure... I will see

Today I've added one new link to favorites blogs. This is my "crazy" friend, actually like me :)