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Pedro Duque Vieira
Freelancer/Consultant who holds a master degree in Computer Science. Specialized in creating User Interfaces. Has been working in front end development since 2006, since that time he's also been studying and taking courses in User Interface Design and User Experience. Owner of the software company Pixel Duke.

Metro style Combo Box for Java (JMetro) – Revisited

Last post I made about JMetro – my metro inspired skin (or look and feel) for Java, was about skinnng the calendar picker control. I was going to use Tom Eugelink nice calendar picker but I learned at that time that one was being created by Oracle and shipping with Java 8, so in the interest of time (have little spare time to waste) I thought it would be better to wait till Java 8 was more mature and continue my work on JMetro than, and skin Oracle’s official date picker instead.

So recently I restarted my work on JMetro by re-evaluating it and re-tweaking things where I think they need to be improved. Also I want to make sure that everything is working fine with Java 8.
 
 
Today I present a retweaked version of the checkbox control:

Before

Before

After

After

The differences are on the checkbox mark (very slight difference) and on the focus ring, that is the dotted square you can see on the first checkbox indicating that it has focus. I’m still not happy with how the fonts are being rendered, I’ll be investigating the reasons why fonts are being rendered poorly in the time I’ve left.

As usual, you can grab the code in the jfxtras repository .
 

Reference: Metro style Combo Box for Java (JMetro) – Revisited from our JCG partner Pedro Duque Vieira at the Pixel Duke blog.
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