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Hide when - show them in color

I’m doing a lot of quite complex Domino development at the moment. I’m using Hide-When functionality to hide/show pieces of HTML based on various conditions of the document I’m working with. It’s a pain to maintain, because it ain’t clear what lines are hidden under what conditions. Then it hit me: Why not use color-coding in the form to show what’s hidden when:


Red Bold: is hidden when editing (it’s bold because otherwise I don’t see it as a color blind person) Green is hidden for reading Blue is hidden with a formula Grey for stuff that is always hidden

I’m going to try this and see if it make my life easier. If it does, someone like Ben should make a tool to do this automatically on existing forms

Jens-Christian Fischer

Maker. Musician