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Sneak Peek: AeroFX

2014/06/10 - 18:30 in AeroFX, AquaFX, JavaFX

Last year we released AquaFX as a JavaFX 8 theme that emulates a native Look for JavaFX applications on Mac OS. Applications that use AquaFX may look like this: A complete documentation of AquaFX can be found on its project page and at our blog. Today I want…


AquaFX dressed in Elements

2013/10/07 - 22:26 in AquaFX, JavaFX

As you know, Apples Aqua-UI is held completely in blue. But what about UI-Controls, that need the users' special attention? Or what about Apps, that should…


Let’s get wet

2013/09/24 - 17:52 in AquaFX, Flatter, JavaFX

Yeah, we finished our first JavaOne talk about skinning and custom controls for JavaFX 8. You can find the slides here: Let's get wet! Best practices…


AquaFX: lessons learned (Part I)

2013/05/26 - 10:36 in AquaFX, JavaFX

During the work on AquaFX there were some obstacles that needed to be overcome. With some research, the CSS Reference Guide and the help of google, most answers definitely can be found, so please don't be angry with me when those tips might be obvious for…



2013/05/09 - 16:52 in AquaFX, General, JavaFX

While Claudine is working on all the needed Skins for AquaFX I will use the time to show you some of the internal API stuff of AquaFX that Claudine has developed. Once the project is released you can easily style your complete application by just calling [java]…


The native ones are not sleeping

2013/04/28 - 11:54 in AquaFX, JavaFX

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 ComboBoxes ColorPickers ProgressIndicator Toggles & PillToggles Sliders and TabPanes   Trees Tables…


Use native Aqua icons in JavaFX

2013/03/20 - 12:46 in AquaFX, JavaFX

While planning AquaFX we found a way how to access Mac OS specific icons without using any closed APIs or Mac OS related classes. We wrapped this in a simple util class. While using this on a Mac you will receive images by the underlying OS. On any other OS…


Update for the native ones

2013/03/02 - 16:39 in AquaFX, General, JavaFX

Since my project was accepted, I was keen on starting with the first components. Now I want to show you what is the result.  Remember the shutdown dialog? As Jonathan suggested, the whole project is realized in JavaFX 8. In the first step, the proof-of-concept…


This is for the native ones

2013/01/16 - 15:35 in AquaFX, General, JavaFX

As you can read in an earlier post, JavaFX provides the ability to style controls by CSS or code. Most of the techniques you can use to style components are described in this great JavaOne talk by Gerrit Grunwald. The following graphic shows the basic relationship…