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When you complete the steps for creating applications, the Projects panel in the DeclarativeComponents application in the Application Navigator should look like this:

Application Naviagtor, DeclarativeComponents project

In JDeveloper, an application keeps track of the projects (collections of related files) you use while developing your application. Different projects might contain files representing different tiers of a multi-tier application, for instance, or different subsystems of a complex application. These files can reside in any directory and still be contained within a single project.

The Generic Application template that you used for the DeclarativeComponents application creates one project using the project name you entered. Projects are displayed as the top level in the hierarchy in the Application Navigator. The DeclarativeComponents project you created contains default configuration files needed for JSF, which were included after you added the ADF Faces tag library to the project's properties. You will create a declarative component definition in this project, and then deploy the project.

To switch to the MyWebApp application, select MyWebApp from the Applications dropdown list in the Application Navigator:

Application dropdown list, Application Navigator

The Projects panel in the Application Navigator for the MyWebApp application should look similar to this:

Application Navigator, MyWebApp project

The Fusion Web Application (ADF) template that you used for your web application partitions your application into two projects: Model and ViewController. In this application you will use the ADF Faces and ADF Page Flow technologies in the ViewController project, which are included in the project when you created the application using the selected template.

In the Application Navigator you can collapse and expand any panel. You adjust the size of panels by dragging the splitter between two panels. To group and sort items in the Projects panel, use the navigator display options icon Navigator Display Options dropdown menu. For application operations, you can click application icon Application Menu and choose an option from the dropdown menu.

JDeveloper has the capability of recognizing many different file types, displaying each in its appropriate viewer or editor when you double-click the file in the Application Navigator. Closing an application or project closes all open editors or viewers for files in that application or project and unloads the files from memory.

Note: Nodes in italics in the Application Navigator mean that the elements have not yet been saved. A project node is bold when a file in the project is selected or open in an editor.

The Application Overview window opens by default in the editor window area when you create a new application. All objects that you create within JDeveloper appear in the file summary pages, arranged by object type. You can create new files and artifacts, and view them filtered by status and project.

Application Overview for DeclarativeComponents

When you create a Fusion Web application, the Checklist steps you through the building of a Fusion Web application, according to Oracle recommended best practices. It optionally walks you through the entire process of configuring and building your application, with links to specific dialogs and wizards. Each step is also designed to teach you about the architecture, tools and resulting files using a combination of links to step-by-step instructions, relevant sections of the Developer's Guides, and descriptions of what happens in the IDE as a consequence of doing the work in a step.

Application Overview, Checklist

You can optionally close the overview windows, since you will not be using them to create objects for the applications.

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