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JavaFX on JDK 11

There was a mixture of feelings about the decoupling of JavaFX from JDK after its 11th release. Many of us felt that now this is the time to say goodbye to JavaFX and switch to another GUI technology, While some others were happy about this circumstance. They believed that decoupling JavaFX from the hands of the Oracle and pursuing its development ...

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JMetro “Metro” Tab, TreeView And ContextMenu For Java (JavaFX)

I’ve just released a new update for JMetro, bumping the version up to 3.3.0. In this update you’ll find: New TreeView Fluent Design System (‘Metro’) inspired style; New Tabs and TabPane FDS inspired style; New Context Menu dark FDS inspired style and retouch of light style. JMetro version 3.3.0 details TreeView JMetro style The following animations show the new TreeView ...

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JavaFX Tip 31: Masking / Clipping / Alpha Channel

Selection Strip I recently had to implement a custom control that lets the user select a single item out of a list of items. This “SelectionStrip” control had to lay out the items horizontally and in case of too many items allow the user to scroll horizontally left and right. The control was to be used in a space-constrained area, ...

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“Metro” Table For Java (JavaFX)

Hi again, this time the TableView “Metro” style gets added to the JMetro JavaFX theme. This amps up the JMetro version to 3.1.0. The reason why I didn’t add the Table style before is because strangely there isn’t yet a definition for the Table in the Fluent Design System (previously Metro). There is a preview control, called DataGrid but is ...

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JavaFX Tip 30: ScrollPane with DropShadow

In one of my projects I recently noticed that it was hard for the user to see whether the content of a ScrollPane instance was currently scrolled or not. One way of making this more clear is to add a drop shadow to the top of the scroll pane. This is also something suggested by Google’s Material Design. So I ...

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JavaFX Tip 29: Make Layouts Ignore Invisible Nodes

Back in the days when I was still implementing UIs in Swing I used to be a big fan of MigLayout (“one layout manager to rule them all”, right Mikael?). One of the features I really liked was the possibility to define different behaviors when a component became invisible. MigLayout allowed me to either preserve the space that the now ...

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New Parallax Control For Java (JavaFX)

Introduction Parallax is a visual effect where you combine two layered images moving at different speeds to achieve a sense of depth. Think about when you’re driving on the road and you see the trees close to you moving fast whereas the trees that are further away will move in the same direction but slower, the result is that you ...

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MQTT.fx 1.6.0 is released!

Here’s the latest MQTT.fx release: MQTT.fx 1.6.0!                     Support for Google Cloud IoT! A few weeks ago some guys from the Google IoT Team asked me to implement support for the all new Google Cloud IoT. And I am very happy to announce that MQTT.fx 1.6.0 is the first client to support Google ...

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