Posts Tagged ‘openntf’

30 Jul 2015

XPages and Bootstrap Tip: Style the File Download control

This is a quick tip on how to convert a plain looking XPages File Download control into a Twitter Bootstrap style Table.

Everyone should know by now that the latest XPages Extension Library (2 versions ago actually) includes the Twitter Bootstrap framework. While is this brilliant, the reality is that many of us already have existing designs where Twitter Bootstrap is manually included. This means that XPages controls used in these designs look plain when compared to adding bootstrap-styled HTML.

A good example is the File Download Control below. I’ve added this control to my XPages app that has Twitter Bootstrap manually configured, but the control is not affected by this framework:


If you view the HTML source of the File Download Control in Firebug, you’ll see it’s just a table with row and column tags. This is good news, because Twitter Bootstrap’s table designs follow the same pattern, which means that by just adding 2 Bootstrap classes to the control, you change look of it to:


To achieve this, all you have to do is add the “table” and “table-hover” class to the File Download Control. See example below:

   styleClass="table table-hover">

You can imagine that this one example opens a series of additional opportunities for those who are manually applying the Twitter Bootstrap framework to their XPages Design.

Till next time
Cheers :)

17 Jan 2014

TiDomino is now an Idea Space on

Firstly, a big thanks to Mr Bruce Elgort for creating a category on for TiDomino.

For those who aren’t aware…TiDomino is a JavaScript module that allows Appcelerator Titanium developers to use IBM Domino programming patterns to structure local data sets and integrate with IBM Domino and XWork Applications. is an online social site that uses the power of “crowd-sourcing” to rank ideas and allow the best ideas to rise to the top. (NOTE: IdeaJam is available as a product for companies that are interested. Speak to Mr Bruce Elgort or Click here for more info)


To date, there have been 83 downloads of TiDomino from OpenNTF. I published the very first version on the 29th November 2013 and provided a 2nd release on the 13th December. The 2nd release was motivated by a suggestion that Sean Cull raised during his testing of TiDomino.

Now, I already have my To Do list for the next release of TiDomino, which I’m targeting for February, once IBMConnect is over and the dust has settled.

However, moving forward, I really want to urge everyone who’s interested in this community product, to raise ideas and suggestions on IdeaJam. I would love nothing more than to turn this into an Uber product that makes sense for everyone in terms of usability and time saved on programming.

I, myself will be listing all the ideas I currently have for this product. I look forward to everyone’s feedback and involvement on this. I’ll see you on the other side!!


19 Dec 2013

New version of TiDomino released on OpenNTF

Hi All. I’ve just released version 1.0.1 of TiDomino on OpenNTF. This release introduces a new Notes Database called “TiDomino Sample DB“.

Thanks to Mr Sean Cull’s suggestion, there is no more need to create your own Notes/XPages Application to test out TiDomino’s integration capabilities. The Sample DB contains all the design elements and test records to have the TiDomino Kitchen Sink in Appcelerator Titanium produce and display results when run.

I recommend following the Developer Guide that’s part of the OpenNTF Download for more details, but in short…place the Sample DB in your Server’s Data Directory and sign the database accordingly.

In the Kitchen Sink, you’ll need to tweak the Server, Username and Password Parameters. That’s it!

Oh…and just a small bonus…the entire TiDomino Project is now available on GitHub.

Enjoy :)

29 Nov 2013

DanNotes Session Slides: Appcelerator Mobile and XPages

Here are the slides for my 1 session at DanNotes this week: Appcelerator Mobile. The Doppelgänger to XPages.

I cleaned it up a bit. Sadly there were 2 live demos, but I will publish more content around this soon enough.

I will submit my other slides early next week and will also be blogging about my Denmark trip soon enough.

Enjoy :)

2 Oct 2013

Hail Bruce The Mighty

Bruce Elgort: Teacher. Leader. Podcaster. Tweeter. OpenNTF extraordinaire. And all round nice guy.

Mr Bruce. This is a short post just to say thanks for all the hard work and effort you have thrown into the IBM Community. Thank you for making OpenNTF what it is today, and what we all know it will be in the near future. You are an inspiration to all of us Online IBMers and as far as I’m concerned, you walk a Titan amongst us as well.

Hail Bruce!!!!

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Bruce Elgort Social Handles:
Here’s some other Blog Posts screaming all things Bruce (I will update this as often as possible):
Mat Newman
OpenNTF Blog
Matt White
Niklas Heidloff
Per Henrik Lausten
Ulrich Krause
Henning Schmidt
Volker Weber
Stuart McIntyre
Marky Roden
Paul Withers
David Leedy
Darren Duke
Jesse Gallagher
Paul Mooney
John D. Head
René Winkelmeyer
Serdar Başeğmez
Steve McDonagh