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JavaFX 1.2 Application Development Cookbook by Vladimir Vivien

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Packaging your app as an applet

The Java applet is a precursor to today's rich internet browser-embedded clients. While the applet has had its share of challenges, the new Java Plugin architecture, introduced in JDK 1.6u10, was completely rewritten to make applets a viable alternative to Flash and AJAX by allowing developers to create rich client applications that run on the Java Virtual Machine. In this recipe, we will see how to build and distribute JavaFX desktop applications as applets using the tools included in the JavaFX SDK.

Getting ready

JavaFX applets are deployed as part of the desktop profile. Therefore, applets are capable of using the JNLP for Web Start deployments. We will use the javafxpackager tool to generate deployment artifacts ...

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