Tag Archives: FXML

JavaFX Toolkit Not Initialized (Solved)

I am attempting to utilize the NetBeans Rich Client Platform (RCP) as a shell to manage plugins for an automated trading application which uses JavaFX for the UI, but no Swing components. As such, I have a module installer class which creates the JavaFX scene, but no TopComponent class which RCP developers are accustom to […]


Adding JavaFx Scene Builder to Intellij idea Ide and Creating Sample Project

Adding JavaFx to Intellij idea Ide: Download the latest JavaFx Scene builder from Gluonhq and install it. The application can work standalone without Intellij idea but to use it inside Intellij idea the installation path must be added. Go to File -> Settings -> Languages & Frameworks -> JavaFx and add the installation path to it.   […]


WebFX runs FXML and Javascript based JavaFX applications remotely

Click to Read: The purpose of this project is to investigate the capabilities of using JavaFX (FXML + JS + CSS) to build rich web pages, instead of using HTML. With the new Javascript engine, Nashorn, the performance of a JavaFX page in FXML and the controllers in JS will be much higher than it is today. Idea is to build an FX browser, a security layer, a navigation scheme where one FXML can tell the browser to go to another FXML and a protocol for server-side communication.

JavaFX Scene Builder Update

Update Scene Builder (SB) to support the new JavaFX features introduced in the 8u40 release and also address the most critical limitations of the SB 2.0 release, in particular the handling of FXML references. No significant new features will be added. Read more>>

Maven JavaFX Example

As of version 1.0.23, the Mirah Netbeans Module supports Maven projects. This opens up a lot of doors, as it allows us to essentially use Mirah inside any Maven project. Most Java frameworks have Maven support these days, so this means that you can now use Mirah with most frameworks. In this tutorial I will walk through how to use a Mirah inside a JavaFX Maven project, including how to use a Mirah class as an FXML controller. Read more>>

The Delegate Pattern and JavaFX

The Delegate Pattern and JavaFX

The declarative power of SceneBuilder and CSS in today’s Java desktop gives you flexibility and control over your UI separate from the Java code.

But these new artifacts — the FXML of SceneBuilder and CSS — need to be integrated in your app design using more than just JavaFX Controllers.  The FXML can become fragmented, requiring extra Java code to tie the fragments together.  Or, you’ll have a monolithic FX program that will be difficult to maintain.

This blog post advocates for applying the Delegate Pattern to your Java FX app in conjunction with an expansive usage of FXML.  While you can refactor your way into the Delegate Pattern (do it later from a large Controller), it’s far better to do this on the onset because the wiring and creating of Delegates will be cleaner.

Access Restriction in Eclipse: The Type FXML is not API

Access Restriction in Eclipse: The Type FXML is not API

When upgrading to Java 8, I noticed that all the FX references in my Java source were flagged with a warning in my Eclipse IDE (including the latest, Luna).  This warning is caused by shipping FX as an extension rather than a co-located JAR.  Since most projects stick to one Java compiler (Oracle versus IBM), this can be safely turned off.

In previous versions of Java, Java FX was either shipped in the /lib folder to be added to a classpath or as a separate download.  In Java FX 8, Java FX is added as an extension.  See the following screenshot taken from the Eclipse IDE (Luna) for the difference in treatment between rt.jar and jfxrt.jar.

JavaFX JAR Added as an Extension