The purpose of this chapter was to highlight some tips and techniques in Forms application development. The topics considered were standard toolbar implementation, including dynamic and floating toolbars , timers and a clock display, special tips for list items, querying and ordering by foreign key items in Forms, and object-oriented methods in forms. Last, this chapter also touched on tips for standard GUI practices and forms development. The concepts were illustrated with examples, and alternatives to each concept were discussed. These tips are based on the author's individual experience in the related field, and any code segments presented herein are the author's own.
Advanced GUI Development: Developing Beyond GUI
Advanced Forms Programming
Object-oriented Methods in Forms
Intelligence in Forms
Additional Interesting Techniques
Working with Trees
Oracle 8 and 8i Features in Forms Developer