Category Archives: APEX styles

Region Display Point considerations. A possibility to align and position Apex regions

Probably a lot of you will agree with me that when creating a web page, a very important aspect is the way that certain page looks, so that it is as attractive and as easy to understand by the users. APEX, being a tool that actually creates web interfaces needs this aspect covered as well. Therefore it is very important to control the place of the regions that make up the Apex page. This article describes the way the regions can be arranged in an APEX page, and offers a possible solution to align the regions within a page.

Each application has one or more themes attached to it, out of which only one is active, but it can be changed at any point. And each of these themes have several templates pre-defined for pages, tabs, lists, regions, buttons, and so on. All these templates will actually determine how the application pages will look like. The most important templates are probably the page templates, as they determine the region positions.

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Navigation bar entries. Creating and managing dynamic navigation bar entries

Navigation bars are another way for the user to navigate through the application, along with tabs, lists or menus. The difference from all the other navigation possibilities is that an application can have only one navigation bar. But obviously all the bar entries can be enabled or disabled depending on the user needs. The navigation bar entries are usually visible on the upper-right corner of the application pages, unless the page template is defined differently to include it elsewhere.

This article describes some of the characteristics of the navigation bar entries and offers an example of how dynamic navigation bar entries can be created.

The application's navigation bar entries can be accessed through the Shared Components section of the application in the Navigation region or from each page in the application through the Navigation Bar region on the bottom right part of the page.

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