Oracle APEX 5.0 Available for Download!

After a longer development cycle than usual, Oracle Application Express 5.0 is finally available for download! I think it was worth the wait. It comes with a ton of features, here are just a few marquee features. Page Designer Universal … Continue reading

APEX 5.0: Set Cursor Focus for Region Type Plug-Ins

Complex Region Type Plug-ins might render their own input fields, like our Interactive Report component does with the search field. If a developer had set the page level attribute Cursor Focus to First item on Page in Oracle APEX 4.x, … Continue reading

APEX 5.0: New Plug-in Attribute Types

Besides the Plug-In Attribute Enhancements described in my previous posting, we have also added new Attribute Types in Oracle APEX 5.0 for increased usability in Page Designer. Link to Target Page/Url If your Plug-in had to exposed a Link attribute … Continue reading

APEX 5.0: Plug-In Attribute Enhancements

In Oracle APEX 5.0 we have added several new features to Custom Plug-in Attributes to improve the usability of your Plug-ins when they are used by other developers. Show in Wizard Some Plug-ins do make use of the maximum number of 25 … Continue reading

APEX 5.0: Declarative Definition of CSS and JavaScript Files to Load for a Plug-in

A best practice for performant HTML pages is to load CSS files in the HTML head to reduce redrawing of the page when a CSS file gets loaded. But because the PL/SQL code of a Plug-in isn’t executed util a … Continue reading

APEX 5.0: Directory Support for Static Plug-in Files

Since day one, the APEX Plug-in framework provided the capability to create self containing installations which included all static files needed by the Plug-in. But this file storage was somehow limited in APEX 4.x, because it didn’t allow to reference files with … Continue reading

APEX 5.0: Want to learn all about Universal Theme?

And do you want to learn it straight from Shakeeb Rahman the Designer of the Universal Theme? Then you have to sign up for the free ODTUG Webinar on Thursday, April 9 at 12:00PM EDT. That’s 17:00 London, 18:00 Vienna … Continue reading

APEX 5.0: Create Plug-ins as Subscription from Master Application

In APEX 4.x it was a little bit cumbersome to use new Plug-ins in an application when you followed the best practice to subscribe Plug-ins from a Master Application which contained all Plug-ins of your workspace. Having such a Master Application has … Continue reading

APEX 5.0: Plug-in Enhancements – Overview

In the next few days I plan to write a series of blog postings about the Plug-In Enhancements which will be available in Oracle APEX 5.0* The plan is to cover the following areas: Create Plug-ins as Subscription from Master … Continue reading

Oracle APEX 5.0 Articles

With apex.oracle.com upgraded to a pre-production version of Oracle Application Express 5.0, the new release of APEX can already be seen on the horizon. So I thought it’s time to compile a little weekend reading for you.   A number of … Continue reading