From the Publisher
A comprehensive hands-on tutorial to programming Oracle Forms version 4.5.
From the Back Cover
An insider's view of the Oracle Forms development environment!
Oracle Forms is the most important tool available for developers of client/server applications that run with Oracle databases -- and Developing Oracle Forms Applications is the most complete, up-to-date guide to using Oracle Forms.
Oracle senior engineer Albert Lulushi introduces the fundamental concepts of Oracle Forms programming, and shows how Oracle Forms can help you build sophisticated database systems rapidly and efficiently. You'll learn important object-oriented methods, and how they are implemented in Oracle Forms. You'll then construct complete Oracle Forms applications, using the basic tools provided by Oracle Forms: Designer, Generate and Runtime.
The book takes a close look at the entire family of Oracle Developer/2000 tools for client/server development. You'll learn about every Oracle Forms Designer element -- in detail, including Object Navigator, Layout Editor, Properties Window and Menu Editor. You'll understand how to use both SQL and PL/SQL, Oracle's unified programming language, in applications development. There is also invaluable, detailed coverage of integrating Oracle Forms applications with the broader Microsoft Windows environment through DDE, OLE, VBX and OCX controls, user exits and PL/SQL interfaces.
Concepts and techniques are presented with concrete examples throughout, and sample code is included on the companion disk.The first section of the book is for newcomers; the second part is for intermediate programmers; the following sections cover advanced programming techniques.
No matter your level of proficiency -- or your role in Oracle Forms development --Developing Oracle Forms Applications will make you much more effective.