Look and Feel – Feel Free to Go Crazy

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 26 Comments

Apparently SQL Developer doesn’t look super awesome on some Windows high-resolution displays (Macs are apparently A-OK!) 4 and 5k monitors. But that’s OK – it’s fixed in Java 9, and that appears to work just fine with SQL Developer v17.2. But another question came up – how can I make SQL Developer look…different? There isn't an overall theme for all …

Unicode and Oracle SQLcl…on Windows

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 19 Comments

I have an UMLAUT table. Pretty simple really… CREATE TABLE "HR"."UMLAUT" ( "CHARACTERS" VARCHAR2(2) ) ; REM INSERTING INTO UMLAUT SET DEFINE OFF; INSERT INTO UMLAUT (CHARACTERS) VALUES (’Ñ’); INSERT INTO UMLAUT (CHARACTERS) VALUES (’Ä’); INSERT INTO UMLAUT (CHARACTERS) VALUES (’Ñ’); COMMIT; Looks great in SQLDev, but not so much in SQLcl… Everything is UNICODE by default in Java applications. …

Oracle SQL Developer Look and Feels

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 8 Comments

SQL Developer is a Java Swing desktop application – surprise! We support a native operating system ‘look and feel‘ and also ship with an Oracle look and feel (LnF). The architecture of Swing is designed so that you may change the “look and feel” (L&F) of your application’s GUI (see A Swing Architecture Overview). “Look” refers to the appearance of …