36 Introducing JavaFX Menus
Menus are an important part of many GUIs because they give the user access to a program’s core functionally. Furthermore, the proper implementation of an application’s menus is a necessary part of creating a successful GUI. Because of the key role they play in many applications, JavaFX provides extensive support for menus. Fortunately, JavaFX’s approach to menus is both powerful and streamlined.
As you will see throughout the course of this chapter, JavaFX menus have several parallels with Swing menus, which were described in Chapter 33. As a result, if you already know how to create Swing menus, learning how to create menus in JavaFX is easy. That said, there are also several differences, so it is important ...