JavaFX Programming, Part I

Video description


Oracle is encouraging Java developers to migrate from Swing to JavaFX for GUI and rich client development. This video helps developers learn JavaFX and how to apply JavaFX effectively in Java applications.


JavaFX Programming, Part I LiveLessons is organized into lessons that teach major JavaFX features with separate sublessons that demonstrate how to apply each feature. You’ll learn how to draw JavaFX shapes and apply effects to create a richer user experience on the desktop. You’ll learn how to use layout managers with GUI controls and menus. You’ll learn how to use JavaFX properties and binding expressions to simplify event handling and reduce Java code. You’ll also learn how to create animations with JavaFX in this video.

All lessons walk viewers through JavaFX code examples to reinforce the important concepts. The viewer also learns how to use the new JavaFX 8 features on the Java SE 8 platform and above.

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About the Instructor

Paul L. Anderson is a founding member and Director of Training at the Anderson Software Group, Inc. ( Paul obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego, and his Master's degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mr. Anderson has taught Java, JavaFX, C++, C#, Perl, Python, UML, and Linux courses for thousands of developers and specializes in making software engineering fun and understandable. He has taught courses internationally in Europe and Latin America and contributed articles to InformIT. Paul is a member of the NetBeans Dream Team and has been a featured speaker at JavaOne conferences. He is also the co-author of 8 books on programming technologies and is the video instructor for the Java Reflection LiveLessons.

Paul is the co-author of JavaFX Rich Client Programming on the NetBeans Platform from Addison-Wesley.

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Learn How to:

  • Design JavaFX applications
  • Use graphics with JavaFX
  • Design GUI apps with JavaFX layout components and controls
  • Use bindings and properties in JavaFX
  • Use animations, transitions, and effects in JavaFX

Who Should Take This Course

  • Java developers who want to learn JavaFX for GUI development
  • All Java developers who want to use JavaFX
  • Swing developers who want to build great-looking applications with JavaFX

Course Requirements
Some experience programming in Java.

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. JavaFX Programming LiveLessons, Part I: Introduction
  2. Lesson 1: Getting Started with JavaFX
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 1.1 Create a JavaFX program
    3. 1.2 Use FXML with JavaFX
  3. Lesson 2: JavaFX Shapes
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 2.1 Use Color, Text, and Font
    3. 2.2 Use CSS Styling
    4. 2.3 Use Line, Circle, and Rectangle
    5. 2.4 Use LinearGradient and RadialGradient
    6. 2.5 Use Ellipse, Polygon, and Polyline
    7. 2.6 Use Arc, QuadCurve, and CubicCurve
    8. 2.7 Use Path and PathElement
  4. Lesson 3: JavaFX Effects
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 3.1 Use Shadow, DropShadow, and InnerShadow
    3. 3.2 Use BoxBlur, GaussianBlur, and MotionBlur
    4. 3.3 Apply Blend, Bloom, and Glow
    5. 3.4 Add Lighting
    6. 3.5 Use ColorAdjust, ColorInput, and ImageInput
    7. 3.6 Apply Reflection and SepiaTone
    8. 3.7 Apply DisplacementMap and PerspectiveTransform
    9. 3.8 Create a Chain of Effects
  5. Lesson 4: JavaFX Layout Components
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 4.1 Use Region and Pane
    3. 4.2 Use HBox and VBox
    4. 4.3 Understand FlowPane and TilePane
    5. 4.4 Understand GridPane
    6. 4.5 Understand StackPane
    7. 4.6 Understand BorderPane
    8. 4.7 Understand AnchorPane
    9. 4.8 Use TextFlow
  6. Lesson 5: JavaFX Properties and Bindings
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 5.1 Understand Beans and Properties
    3. 5.2 Understand Listeners
    4. 5.3 Use Unidirectional Binding
    5. 5.4 Use Bidirectional Binding
    6. 5.5 Use Factory Binding
    7. 5.6 Use Fluent Binding
    8. 5.7 Use Custom Binding
  7. Lesson 6: Basic JavaFX Controls
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 6.1 Understand Event Handlers
    3. 6.2 Use Label and Button
    4. 6.3 Use RadioButton and ToggleButton
    5. 6.4 Use CheckBox, ChoiceBox, and ComboBox
    6. 6.5 Use TextField and PasswordField
    7. 6.6 Use ScrollBar and Slider
    8. 6.7 Use ProgressBar and ProgressIndicator
    9. 6.8 Use TextArea
    10. 6.9 Use Hyperlink and ToolBar
  8. Lesson 7: Composite JavaFX Controls
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 7.1 Navigate the Control Hierarchy
    3. 7.2 Build Menus
    4. 7.3 Use ContextMenu and Tooltip
    5. 7.4 Use ColorPicker and DatePicker
    6. 7.5 Use ListView and TreeView
    7. 7.6 Use TableView and TreeTableView
    8. 7.7 Use SplitPane and TabPane
    9. 7.8 Use TitledPane and Accordion
    10. 7.9 Use ScrollPane and Pagination
    11. 7.10 Use HTMLEditor
  9. Lesson 8: JavaFX Animation
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 8.1 Understand Transitions
    3. 8.2 Use FadeTransition
    4. 8.3 Use FillTransition
    5. 8.4 Use StrokeTransition
    6. 8.5 Use ScaleTransition
    7. 8.6 Use TranslateTransition
    8. 8.7 Use RotateTransition
    9. 8.8 Use PathTransition
    10. 8.9 Use PauseTransition
    11. 8.10 Use SequentialTransition
    12. 8.11 Use ParallelTransition
  10. Summary
    1. JavaFX Programming LiveLessons, Part I: Summary

Product information

  • Title: JavaFX Programming, Part I
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: March 2015
  • Publisher(s): Addison-Wesley Professional
  • ISBN: 0133409864