Shay Shmeltzer's Oracle Development Tools Tips

Modifying the Oracle Alta Skin

Shay Shmeltzer
Director of Product Management - Oracle

In the previous blog entries I showed you how to create an ADF project that uses the new Alta UI and then showed you an example of implementing one of the design patterns for a flip card. In this blog/video I'm going to show you how you can further fine tune the look and feel of your Alta application by modifying and extending your skin with CSS.

At the end of the day, this is going to be done in a similar way to how you skinned previous ADF applications. (If you have never done this before, you might want to watch the videos in these two blog entries).

But since the skinning design time is not completely there for Alta in JDeveloper 12.1.3 there are a couple of tricks. Specifically when you create the new skin, you'll need to change the trinidad-skins.xml file to indicate it is extending the alta-v1 and not skyros-v1  - <extends>alta-v1.desktop</extends>

Then the rest of your tasks would be basically the same (although you won't see the overview tab in your skin editor).

So here we go:

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Comments ( 4 )
  • Jaseer Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    Thanks Shay. That was useful.

    Do you know when we can expect design time support for editing the alta skin ? (just like we have for skyros skin at the moment)

  • Shay Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    Jaseer, the plan is to provide a bit of a different way to editing the Alta skin in the next major release - stay tuned.

  • guest Saturday, February 7, 2015


  • guest Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    when I deploy my application on the cloud, alta does not taking effect. It works in local. Is there a special configuration needed?

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