Thursday, 3 January 2013

APEX 4.2 new feature - Show Grid

It's easy to get caught up in the razzle dazzle of advertised new features, but I love discovering new features that aren't blatantly obvious - where you just stumble across them while exploring. In APEX there will always be a few that aren't even mentioned in the release notes.

Today I noticed in the developer toolbar a new option - "Show Grid" / "Hide Grid"
New Developer Toolbar Feature
If I had a dollar for the amount of times I've used the browser debug options to show the border around tables while attempting to place components...

As stated in the relevant documentation - About the Developer Toolbar
Show Grid displays how regions and page items are positioned on a page if a grid layout is used.
No doubt this little ditty will become extremely useful with responsive web design. Stay tuned, I'll be posting better examples as time goes on.

Thank you APEX development team.



Patrick Wolf said...

You are welcome! If you have a look at the grid layout template of one of our page templates of our new responsive theme you can see what you have to add to show/hide your own grid layout structure.


Scott Wesley said...

Thanks Patrick. I remember seeing the javascript debug code before while exploring - and it just didn't click what it could relate to!