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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Web User Interface Developer's Guide for Oracle Application Development Framework
11g Release 1 (11.1.1.7.0)

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What's New in This Guide for Release 11.1.1.7.0

For Release 11.1.1.7.0, this guide has been updated in several ways. The following table lists the sections that have been added or changed.

Note:

This version of the guide may not contain the most recent content. To view the latest version, access the guide directly from the library on OTN. To see what has been added to this newer version, compare the What's New sections of each guide.

For changes made to Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) for this release, see the New Features page on the Oracle Technology Network at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/jdev/overview/index.html.

Sections Changes Made

All Chapters

Screenshots reflect new ADF Faces Skyros skin.

Chapter 2 Getting Started with ADF Faces

 

Section 2.6.3, "What You May Need to Know About Component Bindings and Managed Beans"

Added content regarding the use of the UIComponentReference API.

Chapter 5 Handling Events

 

Section 5.1.1, "Events and Partial Page Rendering"

Information added about event root components.

Chapter 6 Validating and Converting Input

 

Section 6.3.4, "What You May Need to Know About Date Converters"

Section added to document interpretation of four-digit year values when using a two-digit year pattern with a date converter.

Chapter 8 Organizing Content on Web Pages

 

Section 8.5, "Arranging Content in a Grid"

Section added to document using the panelGridLayout, gridRow and gridCell components.

Section 8.9, "Displaying and Hiding Contents Dynamically"

Content added to document how to use a skinning key to control the indentation of child components of the showDetail component.

 

Section revised to document the use of the childCreation, contentDelivery, maximized, showMaximized, and maximizeListener attributes.

Section 8.10.6, "What You May Need to Know About Skinning and the panelTabbed Component"

Section added to document how to use a skinning key to configure how the panelTabbed component handles overflow.

Various sections in Chapter 8

Content added to describe how to globally set how geometry managed components handle being stretched, using the DEFAULT_DIMENSIONS web.xml parameter.

Chapter 9 Using Input Components and Defining Forms

 

Section 9.9, "Using File Upload"

Section revised to include multiple file upload behavior of the inputFile component.

Section 9.10, "Using Code Editor"

Section added to document the codeEditor component.

Chapter 10 Using Tables and Trees

 

Chapter 10, "Using Tables, Trees, and Other Collection-Based Components"

Title of chapter changed from "Using Tables and Trees."

Section 10.1.1, "Content Delivery"

Added content that describes the new scrollPolicy attribute that determines how tables handle navigation. Also added content to describe how to globally set how table components handle being stretched, using the DEFAULT_DIMENSIONS web.xml parameter.

Section 10.2.3, "Formatting Columns"

Added content to describe column sorting and column spanning.

Section 10.2.4, "How to Display a Table on a Page"

Procedures added for the new colSpan, freezeDirection, scrollPolicy, selectionEventDelay, sortable, and sortStrength attributes.

Content also added to describe when to use the dimensionsFrom attribute with regards to the new DEFAULT_DIMENSIONS web.xml parameter.

Section 10.8, "Displaying a Collection in a List"

Added section to describe the new ListView and ListItem components.

Section 10.9, "Displaying Images in a Carousel"

Moved section from Chapter 16 Using Output Components to this chapter.

Chapter 15 Creating a Calendar Application

 

Section 15.3.1, "How to Configure the Calendar Component"

Information added to describe the new HourZoom and TimeSlotsPerHour attributes.

Chapter 16 Using Output Components

 

Section 16.6 Displaying Images in a Carousel

Moved content to Chapter 10, "Using Tables, Trees, and Other Collection-Based Components"

Chapter 18 Working with Navigation Components

 

Section 18.7.4, "What You May Need to Know About Navigation Tabs in a Compressed Layout"

Section added to describe the -tr-layout-type skinning key that allows you to render navigationPane components on a conveyor belt when an application window is in a compressed layout.

Chapter 20 Customizing the Appearance Using Styles and Skins

 

Section 20.1, "Introduction to Skins, Style Selectors, and Style Properties"

Revised to describe the Skyros skin, the new default skin for applications created using this release.

Chapter 22 Developing Accessible ADF Faces Pages

 

Section 22.3.3, "ADF Data Visualization Components Accessibility Guidelines"

Revised to describe accessibility for treemaps and sunbursts.

Chapter 23 Introduction to ADF Data Visualization Components

 

Section 23.2, "Defining the ADF Data Visualization Components"

Revised to include new timeline, treemap, and sunburst components.

Chapter 24 Using ADF Graph Components

 

Section 24.1, "Introduction to the Graph Component"

Code sample updated to remove deprecated imageFormat attribute.

Section 24.4.1, "How to Add a Graph to a Page"

Section added to document graph creation from the Component Palette.

Section 24.4.4, "What You May Need to Know About Graph Image Formats"

Section revised to document HTML5 support for image formats.

Section 24.6.3.1, "How to Globally Set Graph Font Using a Skin"

Procedure revised to remove references to the blafplus-rich.desktop skin.

Section 24.6.4, "Changing Graph Size and Style"

Sections revised to recommend AFStretchWidth when setting width attributes to 100%.

Section 24.8.6, "How to React to Changes in the Zoom and Scroll Levels"

Procedure corrected to include correct reference for sample bean and to add a step to configure scrolling if not already done.

Section 24.8.8.1, "How to Define a Relative Range of Time Data for Display"

Procedure updated to remove reference to the dvt:timeAxis attribute which is deprecated for graphs.

Section 24.8.8.2, "How to Define an Explicit Range of Time Data for Display"

Procedure revised to include a managed bean requirement for storing the start and end dates for the range.

Section 24.8.8.3, "How to Add a Time Selector to a Graph"

Procedure added to document time selector configuration.

Section 24.9.1, "How to Configure Graph Components to Display Active Data"

Procedure simplified.

Chapter 25 Using ADF Gauge Components

 

Section 25.1, "Introduction to the Gauge Component"

Revised to include HTML5 support for image formats.

Section 25.3.1, "How to Add a Gauge to a Page"

Section and procedure added to document gauge creation from the Component Palette.

Section 25.3.2.2, "Structure of the List of Tabular Data"

Code sample revised to match figure data.

Section 25.3.5, "What You May Need to Know About Gauge Image Formats"

Revised to include Skyros skin support for HTML5.

Section 25.4.2, "How to Determine the Layout of Gauges in a Gauge Set"

Procedure revised to remove -1 option for the gaugeSetColumnCount attribute.

Section 25.4.5.1, "Formatting the Numeric Value in a Gauge Metric or Tick Label"

Procedure revised to include tick label formatting.

Section 25.4.11, "How to Customize Indicators and Tick Marks"

Procedures revised to account for attributes that are already added to the gauge during creation.

Section 25.5.5.1, "Configuring Gauge Components to Display Active Data"

Procedure simplified.

Chapter 27 Using ADF Pivot Table Components

 

Section 27.4, "Displaying Large Data Sets in Pivot Tables"

Section and procedure added to document how to add page controls in desktop and mobile application pages.

Section 27.10, "Displaying Pivot Tables in Printable Mode"

Section added to describe pivot table and pivot filter bar behavior when page is output in simplified modes.

Section 27.12.1, "How to Specify Custom Images for Data Cells"

Section and procedure revised to document how to configure word wrapping in pivot table header cells.

Chapter 28 Using ADF Timeline Components

 

Chapter 28, "Using ADF Timeline Components"

Chapter added to document new Data Visualization Tools timeline component.

Chapter 29 Using ADF Gantt Chart Components

 

Section 29.5, "Creating an ADF Gantt Chart"

Procedure revised to document Gantt chart creation from the Component Palette.

Section 29.9, "Using Page Controls in Gantt Charts"

Section and procedure added to document how to add page controls in desktop and mobile application pages.

Section 29.11, "Using Gantt Charts as a Drop Target or Drag Source"

Procedure revised for adding drag and drop functionality to Gantt charts.

Chapter 30 Using ADF Treemap and Sunburst Components

 

Chapter 30, "Using ADF Treemap and Sunburst Components"

Chapter added to document new Data Visualization Tools treemap and sunburst components.

Chapter 31 Using ADF Hierarchy Viewer Components

 

Section 31.1.1, "Understanding the Hierarchy Viewer Component"

Code sample revised to show new style defaults and remove inlineStyle attributes.

Section 31.3, "Creating a Hierarchy Viewer"

Section added to document hierarchy viewer creation from the Component Palette.

Section 31.6.5, "Configuring Hierarchy Viewer Drag and Drop"

Section and procedure added to document support for drag and drop.

Section 31.8.1, "How to Adjust the Size of a Hierarchy Viewer"

Section revised to reflect new skinning style classes.

Chapter 35 Using Different Output Modes

 

Section 35.3, "Creating Emailable Pages"

Section revised to update information about supported email clients for emailable pages.

Chapter 36 Using the Active Data Service with an Asynchronous Backend

 

Chapter 36, "Using the Active Data Service with an Asynchronous Backend"

Chapter added to document how to use the Active Data Service.

Appendix A ADF Faces Configuration

 

Section A.2.3.15, "Framebusting"

Revised section to document the oracle.adf.view.rich.libraryPartitioning
.ENABLED
context parameter.

Section A.2.3.16, "Version Number Information"

Section added to describe new web.xml parameter that can display version numbers for ADF components.

Section A.2.3.20, "Internet Explorer Compatibility View Mode"

Section added to describe new web.xml parameter that displays an alert asking the user to disable the Internet Explorer compatibility mode.

Section A.2.3.25, "Geometry Management for Layout and Table Components"

Content added to describe how to globally set how geometry managed components and tables handle being stretched, using the DEFAULT_DIMENSIONS web.xml parameter.

Appendix C Keyboard Shortcuts

 

Section C.3, "Accelerator Keys"

Section revised to include additional information about row selection delay during keyboard navigation in Table and Tree Table components.

Appendix D Creating Web Applications for Touch Devices Using ADF Faces

 

Section D.2, "How ADF Faces Behaves in Mobile Browsers on Touch Devices"

Added information about how tables on tablets handle navigation.

Section D.3, "Best Practices When Using ADF Faces Components in a Mobile Browser"

Added best practices for using tables in tablet interfaces.

Appendix F Troubleshooting ADF Faces

 

Appendix F, "Troubleshooting ADF Faces"

New appendix added to document troubleshooting the application user interface.