>>> Xplug v1.4 for chrome released. Read about it here.
>>> Xplug v1.4 for Firefox dev edition released. Read about it here.
Enhance Oracle Application Expresss 5.0 (APEX) Page Designer with some features currently missing in the official release.
Xplug is a browser extension for enhancing your APEX Page Designer experience. The extension is currently available for both Google Chrome and Firefox.
To install Xplug in Google chrome, click on the below icon. You will be redirected to the Google Chrome Webstore.
Update 2016/12/11 I’ve decided I don’t want to continue publishing Xplug for FF on the Firefox web store. Their review process is too much of a hassle. If you are a Firefox fanboy, then you should install the Firefox Developer Edition. With that you can then install Xplug as an unsigned addon.
Important: If you installed the Xplug addon, but don’t see the Xplug icon in Page Designer, then you probably configured Firefox NOT to use a history. Xplug stores its settings using HTML5 Web Storage API (localStorage), which requires history to be enabled.
Firefox enable history (English)
Firefox Chronik einschalten (Deutsch)
Version 22.214.171.124 released for Firefox Nightly build.
Version 126.96.36.199 released for google chrome. Check here
Version 188.8.131.52 released for google chrome.
Lots of tweaks, possibility to show/hide buttons depending on user configuration,
Sidekick pane with messages/search tab, some bug-fixes.
Version 1.2.0 released
Customize Page Designer Style, export/import, …
Version 1.1.0 released
Turn off tooltips, Next/previous page buttons, grid background image, set size on grid, code refactored.
Version 1.0.3 released (bugfix release)
Here’s a short list of implemented features:
- Switch panes for avoiding excessive Mouse kilometers.
- Adds a custom menu to Page Designer.
- Options are locally stored in the browser for each of your APEX 5 instances.
- Multi-language support (English, German)
- Create custom Page Designer style, export and import existing style from JSON.
- Published source code on GitHub to make use of issue tracker and allowing peer review.
- Show page comments in extra pane
- Markdown support for page comments
You can read more about the creation of this plugin in my hack-a-tronik blog series:
Switch panes in APEX 5.0 Page Designer – Part 1
Switch panes in APEX 5.0 Page Designer – Part 2
Switch panes in APEX 5.0 Page Designer – Part 3
Xplug v1.2 available, some thoughts