Switch panes in APEX 5.0 Page Designer – Part 2

ok, it’s time for another hack-a-tronik. I’ve managed to add a bit more functionality to the pane switcher and it’s now actually starting to look like a plugin (but we ain’t there quite yet).

First off all, I’d like to point to the excellent hardlikesoftware blog by John Snyders. There’s tons of good APEX 5 information there.
You might want to check out his blog post on APEX 5.0 custom menus.

(I’m also very keen finding out if John’s work on the Javascript implementation of the StringTemplate framework will perhaps find some good use in a future APEX version).

Now, back to our hack-a-tronik. Basically I refactored the code of part 1 and named it Xplug. The idea is that Xplug will contain a collection of small enhancements to the APEX 5.0 Page Designer.

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Switch panes in APEX 5.0 Page Designer – Part 1

This is the first in my hack-a-tronik series. Lately I’ve been playing around with the APEX 5.0 Page Designer. In particular I was interested in seeing how some of its internals worked.

I love the new page designer, but something that was kinda bothering me is that you have to do quite some “mouse-kilometres” while working on an apex application.
What I mean by that is that you move the mouse between the left pane (navigation tree for rendering/dynamic actions, …) and right pane (properties editor) a lot.

So it would be great, if I could swap panes to make it look more like:

Page Designer with panes swapped.

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