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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 posts and tips regarding this issue suggest to add: .button:focused { -fx-focus-color: transparent; } But with this style, a glow like this is still left: To get rid of this ...

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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 a Windows Tablet is to high:                 I assume, too absolute sizes and positions are not always the best idea, ...

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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 JFXPanel is a javax.swing.JComponent to embed JavaFX content into Swing-UIs. A JFXPanel can be used similar to a JPanel and can be accessed via 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 it to our Xiliary P2 repository to achieve automation of Eclipse module stubs creation. As it worked out well enough, I thought it might be worth while to share my experiences in this post. ...

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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. The main idea is that a background thread is used to adjust the pixel location of the virtual flow node used by the list view. The thread starts when a drag ...

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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. This is actually the first control I have written for ControlsFX just for the fun of it, meaning I do not have a use case for it myself ...

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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. On the other hand, long running tasks should be executed in background threads in order to keep the UI responsive. This makes it necessary for the background threads to enqueue updates ...

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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 func­tional slot machine. Slot machines have been around for a long time, but its enter­tain­ment value doesn’t seem to fade one bit. Inter­Casino, the first web­site to offer ...

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