i found the nice screencast Screencast, it shows the interaction Forms 11 and ADF 11...
Now my question:
Is there some more information / tutorials for building Forms 11-Applications which interacts with ADF-11?
we have a big Oracle-Forms-Application and now we want use Oracle-ADF-11g (for example the data visualisation components), because the new WLS 11g (10.3.1) support forms and adf. The plan is to migrate the forms-application to adf, but this takes a lot of time. (We are still in the early stage)
I need a little testcase for interaction between this both technologies. For Example:
A Small Forms-Page with some input-components for a diagramm, the user choice the x-values (0 till 100) and some y-values (10 values) .... now i want to call a ADF11g page (jspx-page), this page should render a linegraph (with <dvt:lineGraph> component).
How I get the values of Forms to ADF?
My consideration is to store the values in a table... but then i have a new question, How I call the ADF-page from Forms and the other way round?
Hi Martin, I probably need to set the expectations in that we will look to put together some samples/demos/howtos on integrating Forms and ADT graphs but thats something for the next 6 months (and you probably need something yesterday).
In terms of calling ADF from Forms and visa versa, since both are launched from URLs so you can simply call something like web.show_document('ADF URL'). However, I think we really need to look deeper since there are different ways of integrating Forms and Java applications. Maybe what you really want to do is something like
I'm also interested in the business motivation - why do you want to migrate Forms to ADF - if its simply so you can leverage features like charting - maybe the above example could help.
the business motivation is:
"To build a application with a very nice Web-Frontend (ADF Faces), with good tool-support (JDeveloper 11g) and this in relatively shorter time (JDeveloper 11g + ADF Faces + ADF BC)"
Now we build the application in forms and at the same time in adf (the best solution wins ;) )
Forms 11 call an event "refreshEvent" and in ADF 11 some data are refreshed, and visa versa.
If the screencast stands already online (New Screencast about External Events), the sample-sourcen cannot far be also ;)
Martin, its great to see you getting the best of both worlds, although I could point out that the Forms UI can be made to look very nice with simply the use of some PJCs and Java beans
http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/forms/pdf/capula.pdf is a nice example of this. And of course you still have great tools support with Forms ;o)
This is still covered in the documentation if you want to check it out now but "how tos" supporting the two viewlets will be on OTN very soon.