About This Document
to Adobe® LiveCycle® Designer
10 Scripting Basics. Scripting Basics provides you with an
overview of how you can use Designer calculations and scripts to
develop and extend forms created in Designer.
You can use calculations and scripts to perform these types of
Change the behavior and appearance of objects at run
Control the presentation of field values
Provide interaction with form fillers using dialog boxes
and visual cues
Automate form filling
Control the hosting environment
Interact with web services
Interacting with databases and populate forms with data from
Purpose and scope
Scripting Basics is intended for form authors and
form developers interested in using calculations and scripts to
extend their Designer forms. It is assumed that you have a working
as well as object models. You should also be familiar with Adobe® Acrobat® Professional
or Acrobat Standard and be comfortable working in a structured XML environment.
Scripting Basics provides the following information:
An introduction to using Designer calculations and scripts
to extend your forms
Easily understood, detailed information and examples of the
Designer calculation and scripting features
References to other resources where you can learn more about
Designer scripting and related technologies
this guide, you should be equipped to start using Designer calculations
and scripts. During the development process, you will find that the
descriptions and examples in this guide will provide you with enough direction
and background to enable you to successfully complete your projects.
Adobe has a wide variety of resources dedicated to Designer
scripting focused at both the form author and the form developer
Contains detailed information
about using the product, including information on using calculations
and scripts, and should be the first place you search for information
on any topics related to Designer. You can access Designer Help from
the Help menu , or online at Designer Help.
Provides an overview
of creating calculations and scripts for use with Designer. This
guide is intended to help you create calculations and scripts using
The Scripting Reference
is a detailed reference of the models, objects, properties, and
methods that you can use with Designer. This PDF is intended as
reference material only; it is not intended to give users information
on how to create calculations or scripts.
See Scripting Reference.
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The scripting samples
are working forms or packages that include instructions on how the
sample was created and any sample data used to create and view the form.
New samples are added on an ongoing basis by both Adobe experts
and third-party organizations. See the LiveCycle Developer Center.