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JavaFX 2.0 Layout Panes – GridPane

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The GridPane is without a doubt the most powerfull and flexible layout pane in JavaFX 2.0. It lays out its children in a flexible grid of columns and rows and is very similar to Swing´s GridBagLayout or HTML´s table model. This approach makes this pane very well suited for any kind of form (like contact forms on a website). You ...

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JavaFX 2.0 Layout Panes – BorderPane

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A BorderPane is very well suited to develop more complex layouts. In general the BorderPane provides five different regions: Top, Right, Bottom, Left and Center. You can set a Node to each of these areas by calling the setTop/setBottom/set… methods. This approach makes it very easy to develop “website-like” application windows where you have a menubar or toolbar at the ...

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JavaFX 2.0 Layout Panes – FlowPane and TilePane

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FlowPanes and TilePanes are nice layout panes, if you want to layout your children consecutively one after another, either horizontally or vertically. They are quite similiar to each other as both will layout their children either in columns (in case of a horizontal Flow/TilePane) and wrap at their width or in rows (in case of a vertical Flow/TilePane) and wrap ...

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JavaFX 2.0 Layout Panes – HBox and VBox

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If you want an overview on all different layout panes in JavaFX 2.0 or if you want to know yome basic facts about them, please see my previous post Layout Panes in JavaFX 2.0. The layout panes HBox and VBox are definitely the most basic layout containers in JavaFX 2.0. As you can already tell by their name, their purpose ...

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JavaFX 2.0 Hello World

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Before talking about the example itself, I want to show you how to create a JavaFX application in NetBeans. (If you haven´t installed JavaFX and NetBeans yet, please see my previous post Installing JavaFX 2.0 and NetBeans 7.7.1) Click on “New Project” in the “File” menu to open the project wizard. Then choose “JavaFX->JavaFX Application” and press “Next”. In the ...

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