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Oracle APEX Cookbook - Second Edition by Marcel Van Der Plas, Michel Van Zoest

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Creating a region type plug-in

As you may know, a region is actually a div. With the region type plug-in you can customize this div. And because it is a plug-in, you can reuse it in other pages. You also have the possibility to make the div look better by using JavaScript libraries. In this recipe we will make a carousel with switching panels. The panels can contain images but they can also contain data from a table. We will make use of another jQuery extension, Step Carousel.

Getting ready

You can download stepcarousel.js from http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex4/stepcarousel.htm. However, in order to get this recipe work in APEX, we needed to make a slight modification in it. So, stepcarousel.js, arrowl.gif, and arrow.gif are included in ...

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