How to Change the Background Color on the Current Item in an Oracle Forms Application (Doc ID 1910299.1)

Last updated on JULY 23, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Forms - Version 11.1.1.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

The goal of this document is to illustrate one way in which the current item's background color can be changed to improve visibility.  It will work for both single record or multi-record blocks.  It will also work regardless of whether the form is in "Normal" or "Execute-Query" mode.  In this example, the background color of text items will be changed upon entry.  The background color will be reset to a different color upon exit (generally the default). 

The following example was tested using Oracle Forms 11.1.2.2, however likely will work correctly on some older versions.

Solution

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