Non navigable Date Picker-/Lov/Image Button Icons

I still remember my “usability experience” when I first tried out Oracle APEX and created a form with a Date Picker and a Lov and run the page afterwards.

I had to click tab twice to go from a Date Picker or Lov item to the next item, because the Icon next to the field got the focus.

I was scratching my head and thinking, “Is that the Web-Experience and the easy of use, every manager and Java/JSP/JSF/PHP/… developer is talking about?”.

With that kind of usability should I really throw away our rich-Web-client Oracle*Forms and give the users that kind of interface which they have to use each day long to enter data into the system?
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Resizeable Textarea

Some time ago there was an interesting posting on the OTN forum about integrating resizeable textareas into APEX (especially into the Application Builder).

I thought that is a nice and useful feature, so I adapted it a little bit and integrated it into the new release of the ApexLib Framework.

Check it out on the ApexLib Feature Demonstration page.

How to use it in your application?

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