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JavaFX CSS Utilities

2014/03/29 - 00:02 in JavaFX

Ever tried to add a Styleable property to a JavaFX Control or Skin? By doing so you can add additional CSS support to a Control type. Gerrit Grunwald has described the benefits of styleable properties in a blog post. One big problem is the boilerplate code…


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…


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…



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]…


GridFX supports CSS

2012/12/03 - 00:34 in JavaFX

I added CSS support to GridFX. There are five properties that can be styled by CSS at the moment: -fx-vertical-cell-spacing: vertical spacing between two cells (double) -fx-horizontal-cell-spacing: horizontal spacing between two cells (double) -fx-cell-height:…


GridFX is moving forward

2012/11/29 - 23:35 in JavaFX

Since a few minutes GridFX is official part of JFXtras. I will remove all sources from the old github repository in a little while. Thanks to everyone who helped me to go this way. So if you want to try GridFX just check out JFXtras here or wait for the next…


Custom UI Controls with JavaFX (Part 2)

2012/11/29 - 00:09 in JavaFX

I started a series of JavaFX tutorials last week. In this second part I will explain how to layout custom controls and measure their bounds. Like in my last post I will try to show the differences and benefits of JavaFX compared to Swing. Floating Point Bounds…


Custom UI Controls with JavaFX – Part 1

2012/11/17 - 18:41 in JavaFX

One thing I often done is Swing was customization of components and the creation of new components types. One example for this is the JGrid. Since JavaFX was out I wanted to port the JGrid to it. After some experiments and bad prototyps I think I found the…