You may wonder how to use CSS in your AdF application. This article will show you how. In this article, we’ll explain how to apply styles to a table. First, let’s define what css is. CSS is a language that describes how components are rendered. CSS is used to style text but it does not have to be limited to that language. For example, the style for the breadcrumbs navigation path is defined as a style. The style object contains all the necessary information to render the table.
When designing the user interface of an ADF application, you can apply CSS using the theme editor. Open the application in JDeveloper. Click the “Skins” tab in the main toolbar. You can select the “Cascading Style Sheet” option from the drop-down menu. This will open the CSS editor. Click the “Create Cascading Stil Sheet” dialog to specify the name and path of your CSS file.
CSS can be applied to a component’s skin when designing ADF Faces applications. This will alter the font, color, or location of the component. Basically, you build a custom skin by adding style selectors in a CSS file. You need to register the skin as a valid skin to use it in the application. After you have registered the skin, you can customize the color scheme.
ADF Faces components use the “fusion” skin by default. Customizing the skin by adding selectors to the style sheet is easy. Figure 20-1 shows the default fusion skin that is applied to a File Explorer index page. You can choose a simpler skin by using the “Skin” option on the style sheet. You can add skins if desired, but the default skin is simple.
JDeveloper makes it easy to add CSS to your AdF application. It will guide you through the options and show you a sample workspace to help you choose the right option for your application. Once you have the theme, you’ll be able to customize the entire component’s appearance. But, you may have to modify the CSS before deploying it to your adf application.
ADF uses component-specific and global selectors to determine the style of individual components. These can be used to set the background colour of an inputText element. You can also use standard selectors for ADF Faces components. For example, af:body represents a component that can be styled using CSS. These selectors allow you to set the CSS styles for properties or icons for a component.