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JavaFX 1.2 Application Development Cookbook by Vladimir Vivien

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Installing the JavaFX SDK

The JavaFX software development kit (SDK) is a set of core tools needed to compile, run, and deploy JavaFX applications. If you feel at home at the command line, then you can start writing code with your favorite text editor and interact with the SDK tools directly. However, if you want to see code-completion hints after each dot you type, then you can always use an IDE such as NetBeans or Eclipse to get you started with JavaFX (see other recipes on IDEs). This section outlines the necessary steps to set up the JavaFX SDK successfully on your computer. These instructions apply to JavaFX SDK version 1.2.x; future versions may vary slightly.

Getting ready

Before you can start building JavaFX applications, you must ensure ...

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