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Oracle Applications Framework The development and deployment platform for HTML-based Oracle E-Business Suite Applications 100% Java & XML J2EE based, middle-tier application framework and services for the rapid development & deployment of HTML based applications
Personalization vs. Extensibility Personalization Declaratively tailoring UI look-and-feel, layout or visibility of built-in content to suit a business need or a user preference Use the Personalization Framework Extensibility Extending the functionality of an application: Adding new content or business logic Extending/overriding existing business logic Use JDeveloper
Integrated Development Environment Oracle JDeveloper OA Extension comes with a number of resources including: A Developer’s Guide Development Standards A set of Tutorials Javadoc A Samples Library Online Help
Personalize Self-Service Defn – Grant the permission to personalize the interface. Users will see the “Personalize” link Disable Self-Service Personal – Will override the above profile option, hiding the “Personalize” link. The “Personalize” link will be removed from the page FND: Personalization Region Link – Allows users to quickly jump to a particular region for personalization.
Custom Style Sheets OA Personalization Framework uses custom style sheets (.xss files) to specify and manage the visual characteristics of Oracle Self–Service Web Applications The custom style sheets employ the XML Style Sheets (XSS) language The BLAF (Browser Look and Feel) style sheet (blaf.xss) defines Oracle’s corporate look and feel for HTML applications.
OA Framework Style Sheets In OA Framework, style definitions for the look and feel of the Oracle Self–Service Web Applications are defined by the blaf.xss style sheet Specific Oracle Self–Service Web Applications products may modify or extend those default styles. These product–specific styles are defined in the oa.xss style sheet document, which includes blaf.xss As a customer, you may also want to modify existing styles in blaf.xss or oa.xss, or add new styles to suit your needs. Rather than directly modify blaf.xss or oa.xss, you should place all your style sheet customizations in a style sheet document called custom.xss, located in OA_HTML/cabo/styles
Preserve Existing Styles As of version 5.5.2 and higher, OA Framework always calls custom.xss as its main style sheet The document custom.xss uses the element to include all the styles defined in oa.xss, as llustrated above The document oa.xss, in turn, uses the element to include all the styles defined in blaf.xss You can define your own style without altering the default application styles Any changes made by Oracle to the oa.xss or blaf.xss do not impact your style personalizations
Example: Customizing Colors The Oracle Browser Look and Feel standards make use of four colors that you may potentially want to change: 1.Text foreground 2.Text background color 3.Core background color 4.Accent background color 1 2 34
Example: Customizing Colors If you wish to change the colors in the user interface, you need only override the following four named styles: TextForeground, TextBackground, DarkBackground, DarkAccentBackground The ”DarkBackground” and ”DarkAccentBackground” styles define the primary colors in the core and accent background color ramps respectively