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JMetro Version 11.6.15 Released

Hello, This time a new release of JMetro. This new version features bug fixes, tweaks to visual styles, structural changes and changes to the way JMetro is distributed and published. Read on for more details. Version 11.6.15 details As mentioned in a previous blog post. Version 8.x.x of JMetro which was intended to be used with Java 8 is now ...

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New Java/JavaFX Library FXSkins Released

Hi, This time to announce a new Java / JavaFX library I’ve just released. It’s called FXSkins. FXSkins is a collection of new Skins for existing JavaFX controls. These Skins will add more functionality to the controls used in your applications with almost no need to make changes to your application’s code. This library is targeted for the most recent ...

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JMetro Version 8.6.14 And 11.6.14 Released

Another release of JMetro has just came out. This time the focus has been on fixing bugs and tweaking existing styles. A bunch of these have been fixed in this release. Besides this, a new feature has been added. It is now also possible to easily add grid lines on table like controls. Keep on reading for details. Adding gridlines ...

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Creating A CAD Application In Java (JavaFX)

A few days ago I finished a CAD application whose purpose is to calculate the energy efficiency of Dwellings (or multiple Dwellings). It can be seen as an application similar to Autocad (which is used in Civil Engineering, Architecture, etc) but with the specific purpose to do energy efficiency assessment. After about 1 year of development, me and my client ...

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JavaFX Tip 32: Need Icons? Use Ikonli!

Motivation I have been coding JavaFX applications and libraries since 2013 and one thing they all had in common was that I needed to find good icons / graphics that I could use for them. As a former Swing developer I started by using image files, GIFs or PNGs. Normally I would license a library like the “O-Collection” from IconExperience ...

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New JMetro JavaFX 11 Compatible Version

Hi again! This time a new version that is, as promised, JavaFX 11 compatible. Keep on reading for details. JMetro 8.5.7 and 11.5.7 versions JMetro code has been divided into 2 branches. The master branch holds the Java 8 compatible JMetro version and “11” branch has the Java 11 compatible version. Versions starting with “11.” will be for Java 11 ...

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Science Fiction User Interfaces with JavaFX Part 1

Sci-Fi UI Shaped Window created using JavaFX Can Fictional UIs become a Reality? Growing up as an 80’s kid I’ve seen my share of science fiction movies that really inspired me to become quite fond of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) especially the idea of trying to make science fiction UIs possible in the real world. In this and a series ...

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JMetro Version 5.2 Released

Hello again A new update to JMetro has just been released. Two new control styles were added: Titled Pane and Accordion. In addition there have also been tweaks to existing styles and bug fixes. Finally JMetro is now also available through Maven Central. In this post I’ll go into more detail about the just release JMetro version 5.2. JMetro version ...

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JMetro Version 5 Released

Version 5 of Java, JavaFX theme JMetro, has just been released. Here’s what’s new in this version: New Text Area light and dark style; A handful of changes to existing control styles; New CSS variable called accent_color. That as the name suggests, allows you to define the accent color used in JMetro’s controls; A big refactor has been made that ...

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