Much of what is out there is plain wrong, which is not surprising. Of the stuff which does work, it’s poorly documented. That does not surprise either.
Here are a couple of pointers for novice Lotus Notes/Visual Basic programmers.
Lotus Notes and Domino 6 Programming Bible
I spent plenty of time peering at NSF files using NotesPeek. NotesPeek let you look into the structure of Notes’ database files. A much simpler way of working things out, then the “French Cafe” technique.
I’ve also used NotesPeek allowed me to identify an issue with a popular Notes <-> Windows Mobile synchronisation product.
I’m very grateful that Ned Batchelder wrote it. You can download it here.
Lotus Notes Ninjas
OpenNTF – Detach files using COM
Language differences between LotusScript and Visual Basic
Common ground- COM access to Domino objects
Calling Notes CAPI from C#/Visual Studio