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Lotus Domino and Notes Toolkit for COM

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I am trying to access lotus notes data via VB

One of the posts recommended downloading the IBM Redbook COM Together — with Domino  (sg245670.pdf)

This pdf has an Appendix A -Lotus Domino and Notes Toolkit for COM which states

Together with the built-in COM support in Domino R5.0.2b Lotus has made
a toolkit available: The Domino and Notes Toolkit for COM (“the COM
Toolkit”). It is a comprehensive source of samples and documentation to
help get you started on creating COM applications using Domino back-end
objects from your favorite Windows development environment.
You can get the tookit from the Lotus Developer Network at
http://www.lotus.com/developer/
Follow the link to toolkits or search for “COM Toolkit”.

I have followed this and for the life of me can seem to find it.


Does anybody know if it has move or if it is called something else now?

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If you have Noes designer simply check the Help DB ir download a newer one from the LDD

R6 Design book

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/RedbookAbstracts/sg246854.html?Open

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End Of Support (EOS) Dates for Lotus API/Toolkits

Domino Notes Toolkit for COM 1.0, as of 6/1/2004
This toolkit provided samples for creating COM applications. Information about creating COM applications is now provided in the Lotus Domino Designer documentation.

See also
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=807&context=SS5LUA&dc=DB520&uid=swg21174773&loc=en_US&cs=UTF-8&lang=en

There is indeed a lot of info in the documentation and the Help databases. What version of Notes are you on?
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well....

we are in the process of reengineering our lotus apps to .net so we stopped upgrading a while back.....we are on version 5.11

The challange is we no longer have any notes developers and I don't know much about notes.   That's why I was glad to see the doco about COM


don't suppose anyone knows of a place to get the toolkit since it appears IBM doesn't support it any longer ?

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I searched the entire Internet, but couldn't find it. Your nearest Lotus/IBM reseller may have a CD with this toolkit, but they may not be too happy with you moving away from Lotus... It must have been some "strategic" decision.

Sjef ;-)

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I stil think that it will be easiest to simply look at the help of the design client for R5 or newer.

I hope this helps !
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Thanks for the posts sjef and sysexpert......they have given me some food for thought

Hope you don't mind that I will split the points between you



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