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ADF Tips: How to implement a kind of responsive af:panelDashboard?

Oracle JDeveloper & ADF Team have made a great job with the latest release of Oracle ADF including the new out of the box skin and patterns – Alta UI. The concept of having a responsive ADF Application has become something that we can now actually see instead of dream. Whether you agree or not, for some people the look and feel is as important as the functional requirements in a web application. I agree. Continue reading

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ADF Tutorial: Contextual events, method in bean, no POJO DC for that please!

If you are familiar with ADF Contextual Events, then you will know that the events only happen in the Binding Layer, meaning that producers and consumers ought to be registered in some pageDef inside your ADF Application. Right, but what do you do when your consumer method is in your bean? You need to expose the method to your binding layer for it to be able to become a valid candidate to ‘consume’ any of your contextual event. You might be tempted to just create a POJO DC based on this bean just to be able to create a method binding in your pageDef only for this purpose or use a dummy method in your AppModule to do the job.

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ADF Tips: How to update a View Object using a File? UploadFile Declarative Component.

Few weeks ago someone asked about how to add new rows to a view object using a file. That person thought that ADF provided such component out of the box; a kind of  uploadFile which would give that functionality. Unfortunately for him, that component does not exists but it doesn’t mean that one, the developer, could not create one using, for instance, declarative components.  Continue reading

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JDeveloper 12.1.3: DVT Visualization Graphs, a step back?

I’ll try not to be too critical about it but… Most of us felt mesmerized and exited about this new version’s release notes where a bunch of new graphs were introduced which is great and we should, we are thankful to JDeveloper’s team for the effort. However, there are few “steps back” that I would like to mention to see if I get a valid response from someone in Oracle. Specifically about Bars Charts (this may apply for the rest of the other graphs as well).  Continue reading