Comments on: Customizing BLAF for ADF Faces – easier than Skins for influencing colors and fonts Friends of Oracle and Java Thu, 21 May 2015 20:49:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: ruba Wed, 09 Sep 2009 10:06:09 +0000 Hello

How can I edit this file to change the icon of component?


for example the above code did not work

By: Manolis Nikiforakis Fri, 18 Jul 2008 13:21:32 +0000 Tried what the article says, without luck.
WORKING ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION FOUND: I returned the modified xss files in to the JAR (using winrar or winzip), restarted OC4J and it worked!

By: Arun Thu, 15 May 2008 05:47:26 +0000 We have searched so long for exactly this. Finally i got. I tried this. But there is no change while executing the things.
I will listout what i have done.
1)I extract the adf-faces-impl.jar
2)i created a folder structre as you have mentiond (WEB-INF\lib\META-INF\adf\styles) and pasted the xss file here.
3) i made changes in xss file(oracle-desktop.xss)
4)I cleared the cache.
5)I excecuted the page.
But there is no change. Please help me out regardsing this.

Thanks & Regards,

By: microraptor Tue, 11 Mar 2008 09:08:34 +0000 Hmmm, just one follow-up issue … We occasionally get the Oracle BLAF images making a comeback, i.e finding their way into the browser cache to spoil the look of our customised version. I guess because the image file names are not changed, different customisations can’t coexist cleanly in the same browser instance with the original BLAF or with each other. The first version of an image that gets into the browser cache will dictate the look of that image until such time as the user clears the browser cache. Do you perhaps have a Cunning Plan to get around this? E.g. force bypassing of the cache, or somehow rename the image files, etc?

By: microraptor Tue, 04 Mar 2008 20:59:27 +0000 Lucas, you are THE MAN! We have searched so long for exactly this. I should have known to look at AMIS after the excellent Ajax tutorial. Thank you.

By: Michael A. Fons Thu, 07 Feb 2008 01:25:43 +0000 How is 4. above done? Is this same process also doable for the embedded oc4j? I am not getting any results from this exercise. 4. is not suggesting we change the adf-faces-impl.jar file, is it?

By: new2adf Thu, 27 Sep 2007 11:05:03 +0000 What I actually meant is I dont want to change the existing oracle.desktop file. So can i make the changes in a new file and use that instead of oracle.desktop.

By: new2adf Thu, 27 Sep 2007 11:03:21 +0000 Hi,can u tell me if i can make a new new-desktop.xss file and make the changes in that.If I can do that please tel me what to change in the config file.Should i set hte skin-family name to new instead of oracle?

By: Eric Sat, 22 Sep 2007 07:22:58 +0000 Hi Lucas,

Interesting trick here. I’m having difficulty to set let’s say af:column, NoWrap and HeaderNoWrap property to true.

Anyone know how to do it?

2nd, How to have extra space (padding) on each column on left and right. Thus the table looks nice.

I couldn’t find extensive documentation on all these attributes.


By: Warzak Tue, 28 Aug 2007 08:13:27 +0000 Hi, I found a solution, I hope it’s not the best, in the jsp in #MyColor &
#0D3F96 in . Then, :), I modified adf-faces-impl-ea17\oracle\adfinternal\view\faces\ui\laf\oracle\desktop\cImages\cctts.gif with a paint-like to replace the transparent zone with #MyColor.
Then re-make the .jar, delete the (tomcat cache -> …/work), give a kick in the cat and you have a panel box with the good color. I realy hope there’s an other solution…

By: Warzak Mon, 27 Aug 2007 11:51:42 +0000 Hi, I have the same problem with englyn to define a color for the rounded top-left corner panelBox different from the AFDarkAccentBackground, if someone as the solution please email me.


By: Mardy Thu, 12 Jul 2007 14:41:58 +0000 There is a responsibility provided by Oracle ‘Custom Look and Feel’ using which we can change the appearance .i.e. define the custom fonts and colours etc. These changes are sotred in .xss files in the server.

Is this same as ‘skins’ or skins is a different technology?


By: Lucas Jellema Thu, 12 Jul 2007 14:16:05 +0000 What exactly do you mean with Custom LAF responsibility? It is term I have not heard before. Lucas

By: Mardy Thu, 12 Jul 2007 13:53:54 +0000 Hi,
We are customisating the look n feel for oracle web module. Which methdod is the better and latest do achieve this? We can achieve this using ‘skins’ or we can also achieve using ‘Custom LAF’ responsibility provided by ORacle. Pls suggest

– mardy

By: englyn Fri, 16 Feb 2007 03:49:01 +0000 Adrian, you’ll need to copy the styles you want from base-desktop.xss into oracle-desktop.xss and modify them there.
Santiago, you’ll want to do the same as Adrian, copying AFTableCellDataBackgroundColor and AFTableCellDataBandedBackgroundColor.