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4 août 2011 4 04 /08 /août /2011 07:49

Here is another example of what "beautiful" Oracle Forms screens you can design if a talented Designer like José you are .

 

http://fdtool.free.fr//LAF/doc/images/JoseArticle.png

 

Notice the "fineness" of the toolbar, composed by LAF Buttons on a gradient colored toolbar canvas

 

http://fdtool.free.fr//LAF/doc/images/JoseArticle2.png

 

Watch them in full size on the LAF site gallery page

 

Special thanks to José

 

Francois

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22 juillet 2011 5 22 /07 /juillet /2011 07:34

The LAF project tool (1.6.7) has been recently updated, so if you got it before the 21st of July 2011 and would ensure you have the more updated version, download it again from the LAF site.

 

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26 juin 2011 7 26 /06 /juin /2011 08:39

 Here is a Pluggable Java Component from Andreas Weiden, to have a "Card" item style within a single Text Item.

CardItem PJC

 

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4 avril 2011 1 04 /04 /avril /2011 09:30

Here is a good article by Michel Schildmeijer about how to tune your Forms installation

 

It is a worth reading for every Forms team that want to try optimizing their applications.

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3 avril 2011 7 03 /04 /avril /2011 08:01

When you migrate to the latest Forms version (10.1.2.3 or 11) and try using a JavaBean created with an older Forms version, you can get the following error, at runtime, in the Java Console:

Exception in thread "thread applet-oracle.forms.engine.Main-1" java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: oracle.forms.handler.IHandler.getApplet()Ljava/applet/Applet

The reason is you try to use a Java Bean compiled with an older Forms JAR file, like f90all.jar.
So, to correct the issue, you have to change the Java code then re-create the JAR file:

private Main         formsMain = null;

Replace:

    formsMain  =  (Main) handler.getApplet();

by:

     // getting the Forms Main class
    try{
      Method method = handler.getClass().
            getMethod("getApplet", new Class[0]);

      Object applet = method.invoke(handler, new Object[0]);
      if (applet instanceof Main) {
         formsMain = (Main)applet;
      }    
    }catch(Exception ex) {;} 

Then create and deploy the new JAR file to your /forms/Java folder.


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9 février 2011 3 09 /02 /février /2011 07:39

This new version comes with the JDBC asynchronous calls, that allow the developer to execute asynchronous database procedures and functions, via the JDBC driver, without "freezing" the Forms screen during the long time processes.

Those executions are made in a Forms' independant connection.

 

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6 février 2011 7 06 /02 /février /2011 13:22

 

Here is a Pluggable Java Component from Andreas Weiden, to have expandable/collapsable canvas.

It allows a simple Push Button Item to expand/collapse the whole content of a canvas like a Tree item.

Accordion Java Bean


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30 janvier 2011 7 30 /01 /janvier /2011 14:04

 - The LAF_XP_TextArea PJC can display some HTML (3.2) content:


 

 - Un-selected background color of TABs on TAB canvas can, now be colored.

 

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8 janvier 2011 6 08 /01 /janvier /2011 17:00

This version has a new SET_WINDOW_PROPERTY() method added to the DrawLAF Java Bean to allow/prevent the user to do the following on the Forms window:

 

  • move
  • close
  • maximize
  • minimize
  • resize
  • disable
  • show

 

You can also change the MDI window state

 

  • maximize state
  • iconified state
  • back to normal state
  • set on top

 

Test the new /fmb/test_laf_window.fmb sample dialog.

 

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2 janvier 2011 7 02 /01 /janvier /2011 09:29

Forms Magnifier is a tool that permits to display an Oracle Forms application exactly the same whatever the screen resolution is. Every component - Items but also Graphics - is moved/resized at runtime to fit the new screen size.

Because I have developed this tool, I think it is brilliant, of course.

It was originally constructed for big companies having a huge PC pool with different screen sizes.

Despite the fact it received more than 750 visits to the tool main page and 210 visit to the (free evaluation version) download page, nobody, never, ordered a single unit of the final product ($100).

It is a deception for me, because I have spent so many hours to develop and debug this tool.

So I have removed the tool from the site.

 

Francois

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