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NetBeans IDE 8 Cookbook by Rhawi Dantas, David Salter

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Graphical editing of FXML files

In the previous recipe, Creating a JavaFX application, we saw how to create JavaFX applications using both Java code and the more designer friendly FXML.

We saw that the basic editing facility for FXML files within NetBeans is not much more than a text editor. In this recipe, we'll see how to use the JavaFX Scene Builder to provide a first-rate design tool for JavaFX applications.

Scene Builder is Oracle's JavaFX visual layout tool and is available as a separate download from Java for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Getting ready

To complete this recipe, you'll need to have either the Java SE, or the Java EE version of NetBeans 8 installed together with a minimum of JDK 7u6 installed.

You will also need the application ...

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