The native ones are not sleeping

As time goes by, there are lots of freshly skinned controls, which are waiting to be shown. So here comes a little “update post”.


New Components






Toggles & PillToggles

Sliders and TabPanes
tabpane & sliders










Since MacOS has some special Controls that are not in JavaFX out-of-the-box, I started to add some of them, which will be available when using AquaFX.

Here are some of them:


You can see some a HelpButton, a different rounded Variant for Buttons, a ShareButton and a GroupBox.
There are many more of them on my queue.


So with those Buttons, you can start to make neat dialogs without any pain. This can result in:






The SearchField is still missing, but since it is used so often in Mac OS in definitely will get this done, too. Just didn’t want to keep back some results from you.

My next blogpost will be about some useful HOW-TOs, I had to find out to go on, e.g. “How do I make Toolbars working together with the top of the dialog?” “How to make MenuBar showing on top in MacOS Menu?”. So keep on visiting us.

12 Responses

  1. You did a great job! Very good quality although there are some minor differences….

    You should continue your great work in your master thesis with “native skin for iOS” ๐Ÿ˜‰


    1. Hey Tobi,

      thanks for your feedback.

      Yes, minor differences are not that seldom and it sometimes makes me mad eliminating them..

      But it’s fun, though. So never say never to other native skins ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. This is not clear yet.. But would be really cool. I’ll keep you informed, if there is a decision, how and where exactly it will be published. And it will be be for sure!

      1. Thank you for this wonderful theme! ๐Ÿ˜€
        A couple of notes I’d like to make:
        1. The arrow buttons on the top left of the screenshots needs a little bit of dimensions adjustment to match exactly the native OS X style.
        2. Will it be easy to choose and change between the Modena theme (JavaFX 8) and the AquaFX?
        3. When will a public version for testing will be available?
        4. Try to put it inside the jfxtras please, it will be very nice! :)

  2. Thanks for the feedback. This is so motivating to know, that there are people who are really interested in this work. :-)
    To your comments:

    1. Got me!! Toolbar-Controls are not completely done (not satisfying me). I am not sure about 2 possible ways to influence their appearance. (Something like .toolbar .button which styles it properly or more the swing-way to do this, using a ‘textured button’, set by AquaFX which would leave the responsibility to the developer..)

    2. Yes, it will. There will be simple instructions for integration and articles which will show you, what happens under the hood ๐Ÿ˜‰

    3. Give some time. I hope in about a month (..maybe..?) Fact is, I soon have to focus on the written part of the thesis and diving in my writing would be a fantastic time for all of you to play around with AquaFX and (PLEAAAAASEEEEE) give me feedback of your experiences. :-) Okay?

    4. Same with that.. not 100% sure yet..

  3. I want to test this stuff so if you have working apps written with aquaFX can you please send them to me?

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