Thursday Mar 01, 2012

Using WebCenter for Runtime Layout Customization of ADF Applications

This is part two of a set of entries that show how ADF developers can leverage WebCenter - part 1 is here.

In this demo I'll focus on WebCenter's composer components. These JSF tags allow you to add a capability for end users to dynamically change the layout/location and size of areas in a JSF page at runtime. This is something that end users became used to in the age of portals - and now you can add this capability to your ADF application very easily. To persist the changes you'll need to enable MDS - but if you just want to play with these tags - all you need is JDeveloper and the WebCenter extension.

Then just do this:

By the way - if you can't afford a WebCenter license - the ADF Faces panelDashboard component will give you some of this functionality too.

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