Record type setting
There is a child object named 'stagedetails' under opportunity. The record type of the child object depends on the stage field in opportunity. Our requirement is whenever new opportunity is created, the default record type of 'stagedetails' object should be set, corresponding to the stage field in opportunity. We cant go for manual approach of setting the default record type, since thousands of opportunity is created everyday. So it will be tedious to set the default record type every time. Also before creation of stage detail record itself, the default record type should be same as stage field of opportunity. Let me know if there is any way to implement this requirement.
With a few lines of code in Visual Force you can mimic the look of a standard display for your object record.
Getting into Apex Controllers and Visual Force pages is something that can probably best be solved over at the developer boards. http://developer.force.com give the APEX forum there a try and see if they can point you in the right direction.
The Force.com workbook contains chapters on both controllers and visual force.You can find that workbook on this page: http://wiki.developerforce.com/index.php/Force.com_workbook
Or is this a workaround for some feature that isn't working right or your users can't see based on license permissions?