3. Introduction to JavaFX

Swing has been around for a long time and some very powerful applications and frameworks are written with this library. One of those powerful applications is the NetBeans IDE, and one of those powerful frameworks is the NetBeans Platform. Just because these applications and frameworks are based on Swing, however, doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t use JavaFX. Indeed, we hope that the material in this book will help you incorporate JavaFX into your NetBeans Platform applications, and by doing so, create rich client applications that both perform well and are beautiful.

We begin with a nice, gentle introduction to JavaFX. But rest assured, we ramp up the material quickly in this chapter. Obviously, we can’t cover everything ...

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