Category Archives: javafx

circle popup menu

And once you are able to layout things in a circle… Besides the CornerMenu described in the previous post, another incarnation of CircularPane is the CirclePopupMenu. It, as the name suggests, pops up a circle shaped menu on a mouse … Continue reading

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corner menu

A few months back I had the pleasure of attending the multidevice presentation by Gerrit Grunwald (@hansolo_). In this presentation he demonstrated how easy it was to port a single JavaFX code base to several devices, including Android, iOS, RasberryPi, … Continue reading

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Java 8 method references

Java 8 is finally out officially and it brings probably the biggest change to the Java platform ever; lambda’s. Lambda’s are a very powerful technology which will have major influence on the way API’s in Java will be written, but … Continue reading

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Round and round she goes

JFXtras has a TimePicker that uses a number of Sliders to represent hours, minutes and seconds. And even though this is functionally an OK user interface, it is visually not very appealing. Recently I upgraded to a new phone and … Continue reading

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FXML builders detection

When you’re in the custom control business, you need hooks into the main framework to get the controls supported well. One of the features of JavaFX is the FXML UI notation format, it allows the coder to define (parts of) … Continue reading

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Using CSS in JavaFX to keep the API clean

As a notorious skeptic, the usage of CSS for styling in JavaFX to me was something of a “yeah, nice, but we’ll see how it works out.”. There are some doubts in how CSS will work out when complete skins … Continue reading

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Supporting JSR310 (Jodatime) in JFXtras

Probably everyone is exited that Oracle is finally picking up the highly dubious date time implementation in Java called Calendar. It is interesting to see that large companies like Sun really have problems getting something as seemingly simple as date … Continue reading

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Layout in Android (and JavaFX)

One of my clients allowed me to write an Android application. I have done Java and mobile development before, so it basically comes down to learning the new framework. And that’s something Java developers do on a fairly regular basis. … Continue reading

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JavaFX layout, a silver lining?

As described in the previous post, I believe that JavaFX’s layout mechanism is not as good as it could (should) have been. Naturally it is one thing to complain, another to offer improvement suggestions, but the best is to provide … Continue reading

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It’s not all gold and sunshine; JavaFX layout

After my previous post, praising the properties and binding mechanism, I’d also like to voice an opinion on something on which I think the JavaFX team has dropped the ball. In the previous post about Agenda control I explained that … Continue reading

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