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APEX 5.0: There are issues with the configuration of the Static Files in your environment

Thu, 2015-05-14 08:13
After installing Oracle APEX 5.0, do you get the alert “There are issues with the configuration of the Static Files in your environment. Please consult the “Configuring Static File Support” section in the Application Express Installation Guide.” when you try … Continue reading →
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APEX 5.0: Upgrade to the newest FontAwesome Icon Library

Wed, 2015-05-13 03:39
Oracle APEX 5.0 ships with FontAwesome version 4.2.0 which will automatically be loaded if your application is using the Universal Theme. This makes it super easy to add nice looking icons to your buttons, lists and regions. But how can you integrate the most … Continue reading →
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APEX 5.0: Universal Theme Migration Guide available!

Thu, 2015-05-07 02:59
Do you want to use the new Universal Theme for your existing applications? Then you should definitely have a look at the Universal Theme Migration Guide my colleagues Shakeeb Rahman and Tim Chambers have just published.
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APEX 5.0: Custom Favicon for Applications using Universal Theme

Mon, 2015-05-04 06:08
For applications which are using Universal Theme you don’t have to modify the Page Template anymore if you want to replace the default favicon with a custom one. Instead follow these steps: Go to Shared Components Click Application Definition Attributes (in Application … Continue reading →
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Our new Oracle APEX YouTube Channel is up and running!

Sat, 2015-05-02 07:12
Check out our new Oracle APEX YouTube Channel! Our Product Manager David Peake has started a Video Series about the new Page Designer in Oracle Application Express 5.0. It’s a great start to get familiarized with the new IDE to edit … Continue reading →
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Oracle APEX 5.0 Available for Download!

Wed, 2015-04-15 11:43
After a longer development cycle than usual, Oracle Application Express 5.0 is finally available for download! I think it was worth the wait. It comes with a ton of features, here are just a few marquee features. Page Designer Universal … Continue reading →
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APEX 5.0: Set Cursor Focus for Region Type Plug-Ins

Tue, 2015-04-14 07:19
Complex Region Type Plug-ins might render their own input fields, like our Interactive Report component does with the search field. If a developer had set the page level attribute Cursor Focus to First item on Page in Oracle APEX 4.x, … Continue reading →
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APEX 5.0: New Plug-in Attribute Types

Mon, 2015-04-13 07:03
Besides the Plug-In Attribute Enhancements described in my previous posting, we have also added new Attribute Types in Oracle APEX 5.0 for increased usability in Page Designer. Link to Target Page/Url If your Plug-in had to exposed a Link attribute … Continue reading →
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APEX 5.0: Plug-In Attribute Enhancements

Sat, 2015-04-11 08:51
In Oracle APEX 5.0 we have added several new features to Custom Plug-in Attributes to improve the usability of your Plug-ins when they are used by other developers. Show in Wizard Some Plug-ins do make use of the maximum number of 25 … Continue reading →
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APEX 5.0: Declarative Definition of CSS and JavaScript Files to Load for a Plug-in

Fri, 2015-04-10 04:58
A best practice for performant HTML pages is to load CSS files in the HTML head to reduce redrawing of the page when a CSS file gets loaded. But because the PL/SQL code of a Plug-in isn’t executed util a … Continue reading →
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APEX 5.0: Directory Support for Static Plug-in Files

Wed, 2015-04-08 07:21
Since day one, the APEX Plug-in framework provided the capability to create self containing installations which included all static files needed by the Plug-in. But this file storage was somehow limited in APEX 4.x, because it didn’t allow to reference files with … Continue reading →
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APEX 5.0: Want to learn all about Universal Theme?

Tue, 2015-04-07 15:29
And do you want to learn it straight from Shakeeb Rahman the Designer of Universal Theme? Then you have to sign up for the free ODTUG Webinar on Thursday, April 9 at 12:00PM EDT. That’s 17:00 London, 18:00 Vienna or … Continue reading →
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APEX 5.0: Create Plug-ins as Subscription from Master Application

Mon, 2015-04-06 15:00
In APEX 4.x it was a little bit cumbersome to use new Plug-ins in an application when you followed the best practice to subscribe Plug-ins from a Master Application which contained all Plug-ins of your workspace. Having such a Master Application has … Continue reading →
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APEX 5.0: Plug-in Enhancements – Overview

Mon, 2015-04-06 05:54
In the next few days I plan to write a series of blog postings about the Plug-In Enhancements which will be available in Oracle APEX 5.0* The plan is to cover the following areas: Create Plug-ins as Subscription from Master … Continue reading →
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Oracle APEX 5.0 Articles

Fri, 2015-04-03 16:36
With apex.oracle.com upgraded to a pre-production version of Oracle Application Express 5.0, the new release of APEX can already be seen on the horizon. So I thought it’s time to compile a little weekend reading for you.   A number of … Continue reading →
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Ask the APEX Development Team!

Thu, 2015-04-02 16:15
Together with ODTUG, we the APEX Development Team are hosting a Google ‘Hangout’ (with Video) on April 15th, 2015 at 12:00 EDT. That’s 17:00 London, 18:00 Vienna or 21:30 New Delhi time. Our current plan is that all members of our development … Continue reading →
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