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Oracle ADF Enterprise Application Development—Made Simple by Sten E. Vesterli

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Skinning

An ADF skin is a collection of files that together define the look and feel of the application. To a hunter, skinning is the process of removing the skin from an animal, but to an ADF developer, it is the process of putting a skin onto an application.

All applications have a skin—if you do not change it, an application built with JDeveloper 11g uses some variation of the fusion skin, which is also used for Oracle Fusion Applications.

When you define a custom skin, you must also choose a parent skin among the skins JDeveloper offers. This parent skin will define the look for all components not explicitly defined in your skin.

What should I skin?

If your graphics designer has produced sample screens showing what the application must look like, ...

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