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How do you force the user to click an Edit action button to edit a document?

These scripts collectively force the user to use an action to place an existing document in edit mode. The action script places the current document in edit mode. The Postopen and Querychangemo de event scripts prevent the user from changing to edit mode through other means such as Actions - Edit Document (Ctrl+E).

'(Globals) object, (Declarations) event
Dim allowEdit As Integer

'(Form) object, Postopen event
Sub Postopen(Source As Notesuidocument)
  ' From Carl_Burgess@inter-tel.com
  'Let document pass if new or not in EditMode
  'Otherwise if existing document is in EditMode
  ' Set allowEdit so Querymodechange doesn't reprocess
  ' Turn EditMode off so document opens in read mode
  ' Tell the user to use the action
  If source.EditMode And Not source.IsNewDoc Then
    allowEdit = True
    source.EditMode = False
    Messagebox "Use Edit Mode action to edit document"
    allowEdit = False
  End If
End Sub

'(Form) object, Querymodechange event
Sub Querymodechange(Source As Notesuidocument, Continue As Variant)
  'Allow user to proceed, and turn off allowEdit if
  ' user clicked the action (allowEdit on)
  ' already processed by Postopen (allowEdit on)
  ' trying to get out of edit mode
  '  (allowEdit off but EditMode on)
  'Tell user to click action if changing existing document
  ' to edit mode and not already processed by Postopen
  '  (allowEdit and EditMode off)
  If allowEdit Or (source.EditMode And Not allowEdit) Then
    allowEdit = False
    Messagebox "Use Edit Mode action to edit document"
    continue = False
  End If
End Sub

'(Action) object, Click event
Sub Click(Source As Button)
  Dim workspace As New NotesUIWorkspace
  Dim uidoc As NotesUIDocument
  Set uidoc = workspace.CurrentDocument
  'Turn on allowEdit so Querymodechange will let it pass
  'Turn on EditMode
  allowEdit = True
  uidoc.EditMode = True
End Sub

Applies to Notes Versions: 4 4.5 4.6 5
Last Modified: October 31, 1998