As promised on Saturday, I had a look at my existing plug-in tutorials, reworked them a little bit and have uploaded them so that you can try them out. There are in total five different tutorials for the different available plug-in types supported by Oracle Application Express 4.0. I ordered them based on there complexity. I would suggest that you process them in that order.
Note: The code for the How To’s is not up-to-date. For EA2 we had to make some interface changes. Please see the field level help or my plug-in sample application for the changed interface definition.
- Highlight (Dynamic Action)
- Masked Text Field (Item Type)
- Simple Google Map (Region Type)
- Get data (Dynamic Action) – with AJAX callback
- Group Selectlist (Item Type) -> advanced LOV definition processing
Plugin-HowTos.zip contains all the necessary files to get you started. If you want to have a look at more plug-ins or just want to try them out, get my Plug-in Sample Application and install it into your APEX 4.0 Early Adopter Workspace. The plug-ins can be found in Shared Components – Plug-ins.
Have fun playing with plug-ins and I’m looking forward to your feedback and enhancement requests 😉