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      • 15. Re: Oracle Forms New Feature Ideas
        Atawneh

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        NEW RUN TIME MODERN NATIVE UI LIKE JAVA FX APPLICATION LOOK AND FEEL

         

        WHAT VALUE WOULD THIS ADD TO APPLICATIONS OR THE PRODUCT

        • 16. Re: Oracle Forms New Feature Ideas
          Atawneh

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          add filter box  above data block fields, coloring pl sql code in the editor

           

           

          WHAT VALUE WOULD THIS ADD TO APPLICATIONS OR THE PRODUCT

          • 17. Re: Oracle Forms New Feature Ideas
            datadec

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            Resize width columns in multi-record blocks in execution.

             

            WHAT VALUE WOULD THIS ADD TO APPLICATIONS OR THE PRODUCT

             

            The user can adjust the column width when they need.

            • 18. Re: Oracle Forms New Feature Ideas
              SFrix

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              To be able to put stacked canvas on another stacked canvas.

               

              WHAT VALUE WOULD THIS ADD TO APPLICATIONS OR THE PRODUCT

              To ease the contextual display of complex screens and to create more "components" that can be use in any case.

              • 19. Re: Oracle Forms New Feature Ideas
                datadec

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                New Canvas type browser for integrate web applications.

                 

                WHAT VALUE WOULD THIS ADD TO APPLICATIONS OR THE PRODUCT

                 

                Possibility of displaying a panel (canvas) that integrates a browser where web applications are integrated with the forms that can communicate with javascript.

                 

                EXAMPLE MOCKUP (IF POSSIBLE)

                 

                canvas.jpg

                 

                • 20. Re: Oracle Forms New Feature Ideas
                  RajeshAlex

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                  Better formatting for the triggers and plsql code. A code formatter is very important.

                   

                   

                  WHAT VALUE WOULD THIS ADD TO APPLICATIONS OR THE PRODUCT

                  Right now everyone in my team writes the code in forms builder and once completed copies to Toad or sql developer and formats there and then copies back.

                   

                   

                   

                  Best Regards

                  Rajesh Alex

                  • 21. Re: Oracle Forms New Feature Ideas
                    JeanYves Bernier

                    Hi  RajeshAlex , I do exactly the same.

                    Format the code in SqlDev and paste it back to form builer.

                    • 22. Re: Oracle Forms New Feature Ideas
                      RajeshAlex

                      Mike,

                      Another one I can think is Multi Select LOV

                      Most modern languages has this feature.

                       

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                      Multi Select LOV.

                       

                       

                      WHAT VALUE WOULD THIS ADD TO APPLICATIONS OR THE PRODUCT

                      Very useful for query blocks.. Right now we are limited to either one item from list of values or none.Many times search users need to select multiple values. This will be also helpful when reports are being called from forms..

                      Multi Select LOV can return multiple values separated by comas

                       

                      ( If these features gets implemented add my name to it:-)

                      Best Regards

                      Rajesh Alex

                      • 23. Re: Oracle Forms New Feature Ideas
                        Andreas Weiden

                        Hi Michael,

                         

                        i used to be a heavy forms user and contributor in this forum, but my working focus switched to C#-Development some years ago. Nethertheless i frequently have to deal with Forms Builder an do some changes to existing modules.

                         

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                        A modern IDE

                         

                        There is one thing any developer who uses an "up-to-date" IDE  immediately complains about when having to use forms (including me after using Visual Studio and Eclipse for several years now). The Forms IDE was already outdated when i started building forms modules in 1997. And, with the exception of some minor changes, NOTHING has changed in the IDE. The IDE is HORRIBLE if you have ever used a modern IDE. There is no kind of comfort for the develeoper, starting from code-completion, code-formatting, code inspection, debugging (with keeping break-point stable). The window handling is the worst i can imagine. There is no kind of docking windows, having an easy way to open more than one code editor, tabbing etc.. There is nothing like code inspection, refactoring or any other modern help for the developer. The binary file format makes it nearly impossible to do a sensible version-control. No chance for merging or file-compare without manual interference or third-party tools.

                         

                        Whenever i have to deal with doing changes to a forms-module nowadays, i feel uncomfortable and look forward to be able to do developing in Visual studio again. And in my eyes this is one of the biggest problems, as productivity, which was one of the outstanding advantages of forms for a long time, is far better in the meantime in other tools.

                         

                        WHAT VALUE WOULD THIS ADD TO APPLICATIONS OR THE PRODUCT

                         

                        Productivity. Feeling, that you work in the 21. century.

                         

                        Best regards,

                        Andreas

                        • 24. Re: Oracle Forms New Feature Ideas
                          Michael Ferrante-Oracle

                          RajeshAlex

                           

                          What about multi-select TLists ?

                           

                          • 25. Re: Oracle Forms New Feature Ideas
                            Edward Novillo - BEST RESOURCE S.A.

                            Hi Michael,

                             

                            I have a suggestion not directly related to Forms Builder, but is part of it on local runtime mode.... that's why I'm sending it..

                             

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                            Hide messages related to WEBLOGIC on  running localy (my PC/laptop), or even better sending to Java Console

                             

                            WHAT VALUE WOULD THIS ADD TO APPLICATIONS OR THE PRODUCT

                             

                            During development work (coding, testing, fixing issues, etc) we usually open, close, maximize or minimize several windows, but keeping open/minimized those windows related to Weblogic starting/working is not necessary.  Saving all in a log file, or showing into the Java Console could be better.

                             

                            What would be the value?... I would say give us a cleaner environment on Developement time on Windows, without those console windows

                             

                            • 26. Re: Oracle Forms New Feature Ideas
                              marussig

                              1) Last 20 years you did nothing on upload files, spaghetti with webutil still exists.

                               

                              2) Ask guys at APEX how to offer Forms in the cloud of the third party and not Oracle cloud.

                               

                              3) Ask Google how to manipulate Google Maps.

                               

                              4) Find someone who will move Forms runtime to mobile.

                               

                              5) Try to understand that 30 years after the first Report we still need Report.

                               

                              6) Few cents of investment in youngsters will help us manage sustainable development.

                               

                              Yours sincerely,

                              me, APEX, and Forms&Reports

                              • 27. Re: Oracle Forms New Feature Ideas
                                f37bb754-87a8-4173-ad2f-6fa344084399

                                Today the value property of an item can be a formule.

                                A hughe developers benefit could be introduced when ALL properties could be formulas.

                                 

                                For example

                                The visible property of an item is set determined by a boolean expression.
                                item employee.salary
                                Visible =   (employee.rank not in ('MANAGER','CEO'))

                                 

                                For example
                                A button enabled property
                                Enabled = ( system.record_status = 'QUERY' and employee.status = 'IN SERVICE')

                                • 28. Re: Oracle Forms New Feature Ideas
                                  RajeshAlex

                                  Is it part of the standard forms or java bean ? Does it allow  data to be filtered before display?

                                  And which version is this available ?

                                  Rajesh Alex

                                  • 29. Re: Oracle Forms New Feature Ideas
                                    Michael Ferrante-Oracle

                                    RajeshAlex,

                                     

                                    The example I shared was just a mock-up and does not currently exist in any Forms version.  I was merely sharing it as a possibility, asking you if something like that would accommodate the use-case you had in mind.

                                     

                                    Multi-select LOVs will not likely be feasible, however it may be possible to do what I proposed as a mock-up.