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Saturday 27 February 2016

ADF Skinning: Increase width, Change color of a tab in af:panelTabbed

We can change appearance of ADF Application by applying CSS and changing style properties of ADF Faces Component
Here i am writing a simple CSS to increase tab width of af:panelTabbed component

I hope you all know how to create a skin for ADF Application , If don't know then look at this post
ADF Basics: Using CSS to change appearance of application (Skins and Styles in ADF Faces) 

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Drag Drop in same table to reorder rows, Update Attribute value to make it persistent

This post is based on Frank's article on reordering table rows using drag drop functionality of ADF Faces, post uses iterator indexing to change order of rows and it works pretty good

Recently i came across a question on OTN forum asking about making this ordering persistent on base of some attribute value so for that we have to maintain a serial no attribute for each row and when user performs Drag n Drop , serial no. will be swapped and updated ordering of rows will be shown to user and it is persistent as updated attribute's value is saved in database

Monday 15 February 2016

Show live progress of a long running task using af:progressIndicator in Oracle ADF

This post is about using af:progressIndicator to show live status of a particular task
af:progressIndicator state is tracked and maintained by it's value property that supports org.apache.myfaces.trinidad.model.BoundedRangeModel
This class has two methods

public abstract long getMaximum() { }
returns Maximum value for Model

public abstract long getValue() { }
returns value for Model (current state)

Now to see live progress on page we have to refresh progressIndicator component periodically and this can be achieved using af:poll component , poll component delivers poll events to server periodically and we can ppr (refresh) progress indicator after a particular interval

Wednesday 10 February 2016

ADF Basics: Creating Bounded Task Flow Train using af:train component

This post is about using bounded task flow as train
A train presents a whole cycle and it's every stop presents a particular step of cycle
From the docs -

The train component presents a user with a series of stops, each stop representing a step in a multi-step process. The train walks the user through these steps, in a suggested order (the order being dictated by the underlying model). Each step is rendered as a train stop consisting of an image and a textual link indicating if they are in visited, current, unvisited and disabled states. Train can also be rendered in a vertical layout - the default being a horizontal layout. Trains are not rendered on printable pages. 

Wednesday 3 February 2016

ADF UI: Using dvt:sunburst to show hierarchical data in ADF

<dvt:sunburst> is one of fancy components to show multi level hierarchical data in form of circular rings in ADF application

It supports drilling up to n-level , consist of dvt:sunburstNode as it's child tag to show level wise detail . Sunburst supports multiple type of animations that makes a better UI
See What docs says -

Sunbursts are used to display hierarchical data across two dimensions, represented by the size and color of the sunburst nodes. The sunburst displays multiple levels of its hierarchy at once, with each ring corresponding to a level of the hierarchy

Monday 1 February 2016

ADF Basics: Using setActionListener in ADF, Set pageFlowScope parameter without writing code

This post is about using setActionListener tag in ADF, this tag provides a simpler way to set values of other objects and makes use of EL
See What docs says-

The setActionListener tag is a declarative way to allow an action source (<commandButton>, <commandLink>, etc.) to set a value before navigation. It is perhaps most useful in conjunction with the "pageFlowScope" EL scope provided by ADF Faces, as it makes it possible to pass details from one page to another without writing any Java code. This tag can be used both with ADF Faces commands and JSF standard tags. More generally, it can be used with any component at all that implements the standard ActionSource interface.