But how do you make changes to comply to your company branding in such a way you don't break anything else? And how do you add new templates and template options?
In this session you will learn how the Universal Theme works, what the components are and what you should and shouldn't do when you make your changes.
downside is, you need a lot of templates for each and every
building block: one for a region with a border and one for a
region without a border; one for a report with a header and
one for a report without one. So you end up with an impressive
number of templates, and making general changes, e.g. a
change that applies to all region templates, is a lot of work. So
that should be made simpler.
In the spring of this year the long awaited version 5.0 of Oracle Application
Express (APEX) was released. This version was not just another update, but
a major overhaul with two goals: increase developer productivity and create
better-looking applications on every device.
Roel Hartman, Director & Senior APEX Developer, APEX Consulting
APEX Universal Theme
Although APEX was already well known
for its speed of development, the
developer still needed to click around
quite a lot when making changes to his
application. That’s totally changed with
the appearance of the “Page Designer”.
In one view you can see all the details
of your page, a graphical representation
of what your page looks like and the
properties of the current selected item
(see ﬁgure 1). Just like in good old Oracle
Forms you can select multiple items at
once and make changes to common
attributes with just one click.
Next to Page Designer there are dozens
of other new features that makes APEX
one of the most productive, if not the
most productive, Oracle development
The Issues With The Old Templates
The second goal of APEX 5.0 was to make it easier to create
good-looking applications on every device. In APEX, templates
deﬁne the look of an application. There are templates for every
type of building block, like pages, regions, buttons etc and a set
of templates is grouped into a theme. So you’ll get a uniform
look across your application when you’ve picked a theme. The
APEX & Database Development
FIGURE 1: PAGE DESIGNER
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