O'Reilly logo

NetBeans IDE 8 Cookbook by Rhawi Dantas, David Salter

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 7. NetBeans JavaFX

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Creating a JavaFX application
  • Graphical editing of FXML files
  • Styling a JavaFX application with CSS
  • Creating and using a JavaFX custom control
  • Deploying a self-contained application

Introduction

JavaFX is a software toolkit geared around developing rich GUI-based applications. It was first introduced at JavaOne in 2007 and has most recently been released as JavaFX Version 8 as part of the Java 8 release.

JavaFX used to be a separate installation from Java, but as of JDK 7u6, JavaFX has been bundled with both the Java JDK and JRE.

The long term strategy for JavaFX is surely to replace Swing as the dominant GUI development environment for Java developers as it provides a wealth ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required