Category Archives: javafx

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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Writing Google Calendar in JavaFX

After getting my feet wet writing the ListPicker and CalendarPicker control in JavaFX for the JFXtras project, I felt it was time to put my aim at something bigger; I always wanted to write a control that does a “Google … Continue reading

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JavaFX 2.0 bubblemark – part 2

The first post on the JavaFX 2.0 bubblemark created some feedback, most notably an email from the JavaFX engineering team stating in so many words that JavaFX 2.0 has an issue and that is why it per default is not … Continue reading

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JavaFX 2.0 bubblemark

Oracle has released the revamped JavaFX 2.0 on JavaOne 2011. It’s an interesting step which immediately invokes many questions. What is the target audience for JavaFX? Which technology segment does it aim at? What are the chances it will actually … Continue reading

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