By James Weaver, Weiqi Gao, Stephen Chin, Dean Iverson, Johan Vos

In seasoned JavaFX eight specialist authors help you use the JavaFX platform to create rich-client Java purposes. You'll observe how one can use this robust Java-based UI platform, that's able to dealing with large-scale data-driven enterprise functions for laptop in addition to now cellular and embedded devices.

Covering the JavaFX API, improvement instruments, and most sensible practices, this ebook offers code examples that discover the intriguing new positive factors supplied with JavaFX eight which comes as a part of Oracle's new Java (SE) eight liberate. This booklet additionally includes enticing tutorials that disguise almost each side of JavaFX improvement and reference fabrics on JavaFX that increase the JavaFX API documentation.

After studying and utilizing this e-book, you'll have the authoritative wisdom that are supposed to offer you an part on your subsequent JavaFX-based program initiatives on your activity or your consumers.

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Take a moment to look at the variables and functions in the Node class to appreciate the capabilities provided to all of its subclasses, including bounds calculation and mouse and keyboard event handling. u The Group class is a subclass of the Node class. , rotate) to be applied to the whole group. , opacity) apply to all of the nodes contained within the group. scene that contain subclasses of Node of various types. image package contains the Image and ImageView classes, which enable images to be displayed in the Scene.

Understanding the Stage Class The Stage class is the top-level container for any JavaFX program that has a graphical UI. It has several properties and methods that allow it, for example, to be positioned, sized, given a title, made invisible, or given some degree of opacity. The two best ways that we know of to learn the capabilities of a class are to study the JavaFX API documentation and to examine (and write) programs that use it. In this section, we ask you to do both, beginning with looking at the API docs.

We follow up with a walkthrough of the code so that you can associate the behavior with the code behind it. 44 CHAPTER 2 N CREATING A USER INTERFACE IN JAVAFX EXAMINING THE BEHAVIOR OF THE ONTHESCENE PROGRAM When the OnTheScene program starts, its appearance should be similar to the screenshot in Figure 2-6. To fully examine its behavior, perform the following steps. Note that the property and method names on the UI correspond to the property and methods in the Scene, Stage, and Cursor classes, as well as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) file names.

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