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How to get rid of focus highlighting in JavaFX

Today I was asked if I know a way to get rid of the focus-highlighting of JavaFX controls (respectively buttons):                  Most ...
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Properties Extractor: Best way to get the ListView instantly updating its elements

This post is about how to deal with JavaFX ListViews and TableViews and how these controls are getting informed about changed content of the contained elements. I wonder why I didn’t ...
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Call to verify responsiveness of your JavaFX UIs

Recently Jim Weaver installed my little picture indexing app “picmodo” for a demo on his Surface Pro and the GUI became a pice of junk. Obviously the basic font size of JavaFX on ...
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Swing and JavaFX: working with JFXPanel

I soon will have to deal with JavaFX in a Swing based fat client – oh sorry, of course I meant “multi-layered rich-client”! So this brings me to have a look at the JFXPanel. The ...
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Efficient Creation of Eclipse Modules with Maven Archetype

Maven Archetype is a project templating toolkit that provides developers with the means to generate parameterized versions of built-in or custom scaffolding artefacts. Recently I applied ...
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JavaFX Tip 15: ListView Autoscrolling

I recently had to implement autoscrolling functionality for FlexGanttFX and thought that my solution might be useful for others. You find the basic concepts of it in the listing below. ...
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New Custom Control: TaskProgressView

I have written a new custom control and commited it to the ControlsFX project. It is a highly specialized control for showing a list of background tasks, their current status and progress. ...
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How to Safely Use SWT’s Display asyncExec

Most user interface (UI) toolkits are single-threaded and SWT is no exception. This means that UI objects must be accessed exclusively from a single thread, the so-called UI thread. ...
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Programming a simple slot machine game using Java

No mat­ter how sim­ple or com­plex the game is, Java can do the job! On this post, let’s take a look at how begin­ners of Java pro­gram­ming can make a sim­ple, yet fully ...
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JavaFX Tip 14: StackPane Children – Hidden But Not Gone

Another short tip: Swing provides a layout manager called CardLayout, which manages a set of components (cards) inside a container but always only shows one of them. The method CardLayout.show(Container, ...
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