Modal & Modeless Windows in Oracle Forms

Modal & Modeless Windows in Oracle Forms

A window in oracle forms is a container for all visual objects that make up a Forms application. You can create two different type of windows in oracle forms. Lets have a brief comparisons between these two types of windows.

Modal Window:

A modal window is a restricted window that the user must respond to before moving the input focus to another window. Modal windows:

  • Must be dismissed before control can be returned to a modeless window
  • Become active as soon as they display
  • Require a means of exit or dismissal

Modeless Window:

A modeless window is an unrestricted window that the user can exit freely. Modeless windows:

  • Can display many at once
  • Are not necessarily active when displayed
  • Are the default window type