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UILayout plug-in for APEX updated to version 1.2

Von Tobias Arnhold → 1.30.2011
What's new:
- New plug-in for the styling of the UILayout. Styling is now completely supported by either the plug-in or your own CSS files.
- Bug fixes and small improvements inside the initialization plug-in.

Example application:

Here is the complete documentation:

Update 09.02.2011:
Just released version 1.2.1 which includes some bug fixes for the initialization part.
- APEX had some issues because the div elements were out of the form element.
- Radio button just moved to next then icon when you refreshed the page. Without changing the radio item.

You can download the current version here: UILayout plug-in for APEX 1.2.1 -
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UILayout Plug-in update is online

Von Tobias Arnhold → 1.22.2011
A new version of the UILayout plug-in for APEX is online on UILayout 1.1 - Update

I added a couple of features. Like sizing, disabling of areas, Dynamic actions during runtime, IR Bug - Solution,...

Hope for some feedback.


UILayout Plugin Design Issues

Von Tobias Arnhold → 1.09.2011
I finished the first part of the UILayout Plug-in. For me it is the first plug-in as well. Any feedback is much appreciated.

It handles the initialization of the UILayout and the moving of the APEX template ID's/Classes to the UILayout areas by the plug-in or by the template.

Now I'm thinking about the second part. It will handle the sizing of each area: NORTH, SOUTH, WEST and EAST.

There are 7 settings for each area:
- Display: Yes/No
- Closable: Yes/No
- Resizable: Yes/No
- Slidable: Yes/No
- Size: (Number value like "250" as px)
- Min-Size: (Number value like "150" as px)
- Max-Size: (Number value like "350" as px)

I could either create one plug-in for all areas with comma separated values or create 4 plug-ins for each area one plug-in.

What is more troubling for the end user?

Version 1 - One Plug-in:
Example based on the following logic: NORTH,SOUTH,WEST,EAST
- Display: yes,yes,yes,no
- Closable: no,no,yes,no
- Resizable: no,no,yes,no
- Slidable: no,no,yes,no
- Size: 150,100,400,0
- Min-Size: 0,0,300,0
- Max-Size: 0,0,800,0

For me it looks quite difficult making the correct settings!

Version 2 - Four Plug-ins:
Example based on the NORTH area:
- Display: yes
- Closable: no
- Resizable: no
- Size: 150

Example based on the WEST area:
- Display: yes
- Closable: yes
- Resizable: yes
- Slidable: yes
- Size: 400
- Min-Size: 300
- Max-Size: 800

For me it looks much easier to set it correctly. But the end user would need to install all 4 plug-ins.

What do you think?

By the way you can try the first plug-in here:

You can download it from

If nobody answers I will probably create 4 similar plug-ins for each area.