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Oracle® Forms Upgrading Oracle Forms 6i to Oracle Forms 11g
11g Release 2 (11.1.2)

Part Number E24478-01
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8 Item Types

In order to streamline the tools available and simplify the development process for building Forms applications for the Web, item types that are not applicable to Web deployment have been removed.

8.1 Obsolete Item Types

The following item types are obsolete in Forms Developer and Forms Services.

Table 8-1 Obsolete Item Types

Item Type Upgrade Notes

Chart Item

No upgrade path or replacement functionality.


8.2 Item Types Specific to Operating Systems

The following item types are specific to operating systems and are obsolete in Forms Developer and Forms Services. These items are not removed by the upgrade process. However, any modules that contain them do not compile. Use JavaBeans and Pluggable Java Components for equivalent functionality.

Table 8-2 Obsolete Item Types Specific to Operating Systems

Item Type Upgrade Notes

VBX

Was applicable to 16-bit Windows platforms only. No upgrade path or replacement functionality.

OLE Container

Was applicable to Windows platforms only. Programmatic OLE interaction is supported with external OLE servers on the middle tier.

OCX/ActiveX Controls

Was applicable to Windows platforms only. JavaBean support provides similar functionality.

Sound

No upgrade path. JavaBeans provide equivalent functionality.