most of the HTML commands that I have seen in demo videos so far can easily be handled from a Property pallet as in oracle Forms (10g, 11g with F4 option)
I am hell confused as to why is FS making the developers do so much work even for a Radio button or making a Panel etc.
also, is there anyway to customize the environment for a Form as we do in Forms by making a LIBRARY. This is very important if I were to write an ERP and standardize all my forms and properties for GRID, Text items etc.
asked 19 Oct '13, 15:41
A GUI designer with a property palette is on our road map : http://theformspider.com/blog/2013/07/22/formspider-roadmap/
As for libraries... Formspider UI components can be customized in any way you want using CSS. All PL/SQL is stored in the Database and globally available to every Formspider application. So by writing generic packages you can reuse a lot of your code.
As for the UI components, there isn't a library support for now. But templating support is also on the road map. For now, developers who want to reuse UI components achieve this by building code generators, which is actually quite a nice way to build a lot of screens really fast. Here is a thread with a quick explanation on how to generate screens using Formspider API's: http://osqa.theformspider.com/questions/2000/application-export-file-description
Hope this helps.
answered 20 Oct '13, 15:44
Yalim Gerger ♦♦