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JavaFX 1.2 Application Development Cookbook by Vladimir Vivien

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Setting up JavaFX for the Eclipse IDE

As of JavaFX version 1.2, Sun Microsystems the name (will be Oracle by the time you read this) officially released a fully functional plugin to support development in the Eclipse IDE. While the Eclipse plugin came after NetBean's, it still packs an invaluable set of functionalities for developers who feel more comfortable working in Eclipse, including:

  • Project creation wizard and templates
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Code completion
  • Error detection
  • Code block formatting and folding
  • In-editor API documentation
  • Debugging
  • Continuous background build
  • And more…

This recipe shows how to set up the Eclipse IDE for JavaFX development. You will learn how to configure Eclipse and the JavaFX 1.2 plugin.

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