Chapter 6. Object-oriented Methods in Forms


Oracle Forms supports object orientation (OO) in various ways by combining different database features, as well as Forms Designer features; these features include

  • Inheritance

  • Encapsulation

  • Object and code reuse

  • Polymorphism

This chapter does not go into the implementation details of the Forms objects tailored for OO. Instead, it focuses on the various tips and techniques—the rules of the game for achieving OO using these Forms objects, including the scope of OO provided by Forms.


Inheritance is the mechanism by which a newly created object shares the structure of one or more existing objects. Oracle Forms incorporates ...

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