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Configurations and Choices
Classic Client/Server
Multi-dimensional Client/Server
New Ways with Terminals
Windows Terminals
Thin Clients on the Web
Configuration for Some Sessions
Background for Your Choices
Your Choices
Software Pieces and Parts
Production Systems Prerequisite Software
Other Software Pieces and Parts
Design Choices
An Example
Example Form
Another Example Form
Integrated from Another Technology
Developing Forms -- The Basics & Default Functionality
Open the Forms Builder
Open the Form Builder
Getting Started
What You See First
Components: Modules and Blocks
Components: Canvases and Windows
Your Tools: Tools Menu
Your Tools: Object Navigator
Your Tools: Properties Palette
Your Tools: Layout Editor
Examining the Object Navigator
Closeup of the Object Navigator
Close-up of the Property Palette
Close-up of the Layout Editor
Using the Wizards
Creating a Block Based on a Table
Form for Choosing the Table
Connecting to the Database
Browsing the Metadata
Rdb Specifics for Browsing the Metadata
Selecting Your Table or View
Selecting Your Columns
Choosing the Layout Wizard
Beginning the Layout Wizard
Choosing the Canvas
Setting Up the Block
More Wizardly Choices
Choosing Your Layout Style
Other Choices
Finishing the Layout Wizard
The Layout Wizard and Frames
Examining the Results
Changing the Defaults
Free-Hand in the Layout Editor
Menus for the Layout Editor
For Example: Fonts
Changing the Form with the Properties Palette
Examining the Properties for a Column
Using the Property Palette to Change the Layout
Changing Multiple Things at Once
Editing Prompts
Changing Other Defaults
The Layout Editor Toolbar
Adding Other Text
Adding Color
Rearranged Form
Follow Naming Standards
Other Naming Issues
Window Size
Determining Navigation Order
Required Changes for Rdb with Some Product Versions
Module Level Changes for Rdb
Item Level Changes
Module Level Changes in the Property Palette
Block Level Changes in the Property Palette
Item Level Changes in the Property Palette
You, Developer 2000/Forms, & Rdb
A User View
Default Menus and Toolbar
Standards and Inheritance
Component Software
Building Blocks for Software Development
Standards: Property Classes Defined
Example of a Property Class (Dates)
Visual Attributes
Program Units
Menus and Toolbars
Property Class Module
Object Library Definition
Benefits of Object Libraries
Property Class Module vs. Object Libraries
Developer Templates
When to Use Inheritance Structures
Graphical View of Inheritance Structures
Developer Intermediate Topics
Advanced Topics
Additional Topics
Developer Exceptions
How Does Developer/Forms Let You Know An Exception Has Occurred?
How Can You Handle Expected Exceptions?
On-Message Trigger
On-Error Trigger
Stored Procedures
What We Will Discuss
How D2K Calls A Stored Procedure
Calling An Rdb Stored Procedure
Example - Exception Reporting Routine
Now The Good News
Transaction Control & Locking
Aside on How the Transaction Model Changed
Additional Brief Topics
Some of the Topics to Consider
Multiform Applications
Configuration Management
Automated Builds
Other Issues and Answers
New Appreciation for Views
Access Control
Audit Form Example
Where Do YOU Start?
Legacy Applications
Developer Defaults
Additional Remarks
Possible Additional Advantages to YOU, the Experienced Rdb User
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Breaking Out of the Box Oracle Forms

Breaking Out of the Box Oracle Forms

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