September 27, 2010

Upgrading IE in the local development environment

If you ever have a stable running IE 6.0 or 7.0 for your Oracle Forms development and you think: Let's use the IE 8.0 or 9.0.

Then you may run into these problems:

After the IE 8 Installation you run your application through the Run-Button in the Forms-Builder and see this:

oh no... what an ugly URL you think...

Now we have to find the problem:

First point is, that the JInitiator isn't running against the IE 8 and we have to switch to an alternative. OK let's use the sun-plugin.

Second pitfall may be, that switching to the new "config=my_sunconfig" didn't run with the local forms developer, although you can run the main application on the Application Server.

This problem occurs, because you may forgot to check the formsweb.cfg on your local machine.

After changing the environmant to sun-plugin-parameter-values there might be another problem, but only in seldom cases: Under edit-preferences you can set the path for your Internet Explorer. Check, if this is correct, or change it to the new IE 8 destination.

And now have fun with your IE 8