November 26, 2015

What's new in Forms 12c, part 2

Let's now look into the Form Builder and what changes we got there.

First we see the facelift in the Open-Dialog. It's now the typical Windows-Dialog, where you have much more flexibility.

New features in the Convert-Dialog:

  • New Feature "Converting to and from XML"
  • Checkbox "Overwrite"
  • Checkbox "Keep window open", if you have to convert many files at once.

Preferences-Dialog, Tab "General":

  • The checkbox "Hide PL/SQL Compile Dialog" is new
  • Web Browser location (Forms 11g: Tab "Runtime")
  • Compiler Output is new

Tab "Subclass": No changes

Tab "Wizards": No changes

 Tab "Runtime":
  • The checkbox "Show URL Parameters" is new
  • Application Server URL is much bigger!
  • The Web Browser location vanished to Tab "General"

Have fun

November 06, 2015

What's new in Forms 12c?

Here are some of the differences which I found in the new Forms 12c version. And some things, that didn't change.

Let's start with the Object Navigator. Left side is Forms 11g, right is Forms 12c.

There are absolutely no changes between the two versions.

Same picture when we look at the menu and toolbar. No changes.

And now we see the big difference between 11g and 12c. The last decades Forms was known as "Forms Builder". And now we have a rebranding to "Form Builder".

Maybe it is only a typo. Let's wait what name it has in Release 2.

After looking at the layout I searched deeper. The help system! The global Content only changed one thing.

Oracle Forms User Interface was renamed to Oracle Form Builder. In this submenu you can now find Installation and Configuration.

Last but not least I compared the index of both help systems.

New help is available for:

  • Compiler Output
  • Form_Query_Only
  • Forms_Abterm_Cleanup
  • Forms_C_Stack_Trace_To_File
  • Forms_RUEI_Send_Form_Name
  • Hide PL/SQL Compile Dialog
  • Max_Event_Wait
  • Record_Count_Displayed
  • Show URL Parameters
  • System.Last_Event
  • System.Notification_Value
  • System.RecMgr_MAlloced
  • System.RecMgr_Mapped_In_Use
  • System.RecMgr_Mapped_Reserved
  • System.RecMgr_Mapped
  • System.RecMgr_Written_In_Use
  • System.RecMgr_Written
  • User_IP_Address

That's it