Plugins

All Plugins listed here are cost free and open source. They don't need the ApexLib Framework.

Resizeable Textarea (remembers size)

This item type plug-in displays a textarea with a handle to resize its width and height. After resize is finished (release the handle) the current size is stored in an APEX Preference for the current logged on user.
When the page is refreshed and the item is rendered, the size is read from the APEX Preference and the textarea is set to this size.

In other words: it doesn't forget which width/height you set last time.

You can have multiple resizeable textareas on a single page.

Without this plug-in, the size of the textarea won't be remembered and set back to its original size.

Read the Blogposting covering this Plugin.

Download from apex-plugin.com and check out the Demo over here

Address (validate and display map)

This item type plug-in gives you a single field where you can enter an address.

The given address is then sent for validation to Googles Geocoding API.
If Google knows the address the first match is shown in a Google Map.

There is a number of parameters to change the behaviour of the plugin or to get additional information out of it (e.g. you can get the location-coordinates of the address back, or even get a reformatted address back according to Googles rules).

See this documentation for examples of what the Google Geocoding API is capable of.

Read the Blogposting covering this Plugin.

Download from apex-plugin.com and check out the Demo over here

Page Item Button with redirect

This item type plug-in provides a simple Button which can be placed among other Page items and can redirect to a Page or URL or even execute javascript code.

Why do we need that?
Oracle APEX currently provides Buttons among Page Items (the so called Page-Item-Buttons) BUT this kind of button always submits the page (which might not be what you want).

Read the Blogposting covering this Plugin.

Download from apex-plugin.com and check out the Demo over here

Display Location on a Google Map Image

This item type plug-in displays the items value as position on a google map as a static image (png).

Why do we need that?
Sometimes a google interactive map with zoom and scrolling is just too much. With this item plugin we reduce it to what it should be.
An Image of a map which shows a location.

If you want, you can put a link on this image which opens the given address in a new window on google-maps.

Read the Blogposting covering this Plugin.

Download from apex-plugin.com and check out the Demo over here

HTML5 Number/Text Items

These two item type plug-ins render HTML5 Form Fields. The big advantage of these plugins is that modern smartphone browsers recognize the fields and show different on-screen keyboards according to the "type".

Why do we need that?
Mobile Applications like this demo showcase (see the Customers form for different on-screen keyboards).

Download from apex-plugin.com and check out the Demo over here

Month Picker

This is a simple month picker, which lets you choose a month and a year from a popup.

Read the Blogposting covering this Plugin.

Download from apex-plugin.com and check out the Demo over here