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JavaFX News, Demos and Insight // FX Experience

JavaFX News, Demos and Insight // FX Experience

JavaFX | Rich Internet Applications Development | RIAs Java FX What's New Java Platform, Standard Edition 8 Update 121 (Java SE 8u121) This latest release of the Java Platform includes important security fixes. Oracle strongly recommends that all Java SE 8 users upgrade to this release. JDK for ARM releases are available on the same page as the downloads for other platforms Download Release Notes Advanced Management Console 2.5 Provides system administrators an effective control over diverse Java versions running on desktops in the enterprise enabling a more secure environment and enhanced application experience and availability. Java SE 8 is Now Available The Java Platform, Standard Edition 8 (Java SE 8) is a major feature release. Download Release Notes Security of the Java Platform A description of security information provided by role. LiveConnect changes in 7u45 Java 7 update 45 (October 2013) introduces a new warning to users of LiveConnect applications. Java API Documentation Updater Tool Archive of Technical Articles Updates Release Notes ?

JavaFX 1.3: Taming the Layout Beast | Aim's Blog In the midst of celebrating JavaFX 1.3‘s performance improvements and CSS-stylable controls, let’s not forget about changes aimed to tame the beast we call “layout”. My JavaFX 1.2 layout blog covered the fundamentals of bridging our declarative, animating scene-graph with traditional GUI layout and here I’ll follow up with some layout guidelines and a series of blogs describing how the changes we made in 1.3 are expressly intended to make your life easier, even if at first, being human, you feel a little resistant to change. Most of the core concepts in JavaFX layout (logical vs. visual bounds, resizable vs not, use of binding vs. containers) remain complex and there’s no getting around spending time to understand them (not unlike 2D or CSS). Use the Container classes (HBox, VBox, Stack, Flow, Tile, *Grid (preview)) (rather than binding or static layout) whenever possible, as they handle the complexities of dynamic scene-graph layout for you. Like this: Like Loading...

Getting Started with JavaFX: Animation and Visual Effects in JavaFX | JavaFX 2 Tutorials and Documentation You can use JavaFX to quickly develop applications with rich user experiences. In this Getting Started tutorial, you will learn to create animated objects and attain complex effects with very little coding. Figure 5-1 shows the application to be created. Figure 5-2 shows the scene graph for the ColorfulCircles application. The tool used in this Getting Started tutorial is NetBeans IDE. Set Up the Application Set up your JavaFX project in NetBeans IDE as follows: From the File menu, choose New Project.In the JavaFX application category, choose JavaFX Application. Set Up the Project Delete the ColorfulCircles class from the source file that NetBeans IDE generated and replace it with the code in Example 5-1. Example 5-1 Basic Application For the ColorfulCircles application, it is appropriate to use a group node as the root node for the scene. You can compile and run the ColorfulCircles application now, and at each step of the tutorial, to see the intermediate results. Add Graphics Add Animation

e(fx)clipse - JavaFX 2.0 Tooling and Runtime for Eclipse Clarkeman's Weblog Last June, I demonstrated a JavaFX class to access the JSON Weather Service from the GeoNames geographical database at Please see my earlier blog, for more information about the Weather Service and how I implemented it in a pre-release version of JavaFX. With the release of JavaFX 1.0, much has changed so I decided to update this example. I enhanced the example a little, so now you can enter an airport code. The Weather class is basically the same as before. package jsonweather; // ICAO code in US is typically 'K' + IATA airport code// MCO is Orlando FL US IATA code, so ICAO is KMCO.// New York - JFK is KJFK.// See airportCode = "MCO";var url = bind " var jsonInput: InputStream; // holds the input stream for the JSON data input.requestFocus();

JavaFX 8 Tutorial - Part 4: CSS Styling | Topics in Part 4 CSS StylingAdding an Application Icon CSS Styling In JavaFX you can style your user interface using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). This is great! In this tutorial we will create a DarkTheme inspired by the Windows 8 Metro design. Getting Familiar with CSS If you want to style your JavaFX application you should have a basic understanding of CSS in general. For more JavaFX specific information about CSS: Default JavaFX CSS The default source for CSS styles in JavaFX 8 is a file called modena.css. Unzip the jfxrt.jar. This default style sheet is always applied to a JavaFX application. Hint: It helps to look at the default CSS file to see which styles you might need to override. Attaching CSS Style Sheets Add the following CSS file called DarkTheme.css to the view package. DarkTheme.css We now need to attach the CSS to our Scene. Attach CSS to RootLayout.fxml Open the file RootLayout.fxml in Scene Builder. Attach CSS to PersonEditDialog.fxml Attach CSS to PersonOverview.fxml

Steve On Java How to create custom components in JavaFX 2.0 using FXML? 4 Creating a Custom Control with FXML (Release 8) In this tutorial, you create an application with a custom control that consists of a text field and a button, as shown in Figure 4-1. Before you start, ensure that the version of NetBeans IDE that you are using supports JavaFX 8. (NetBeans IDE 7.4 with patch 2 is the earliest version that meets that criteria.) It is assumed that you are familiar with the basic structure of an FXML project (.java, .fxml, and controller files). If you are not familiar with it, then first complete the FXML tutorial in the Getting Started series and then continue with this tutorial. Set Up a Project Open your NetBeans IDE and perform the following steps to set up a JavaFX FXML project: From the File menu, choose New Project.In the JavaFX category, choose JavaFX FXML Application. Create the Basic User Interface Define the structure of a simple custom control containing a TextField and a Button instance. Create a Controller Load the FXML Source File and Define Stage and Scene

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