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Java, JavaFX, User Interfaces


October 2015

JavaFX Time Spinner Hack

By |October 19th, 2015|

A while ago I hacked the JavaFX spinner control to use it for entering a time (hour and minute). When doing so I noticed that the spinner API actually already had most of the stuff needed to do this but support for entering time was never finished. If I remember correctly I only had to [...]

CalendarFX at ComponentSource

By |October 8th, 2015|

I am very happy to say that CalendarFX is now also available for licensing via ComponentSource, a global vendor for software components. They have also been distributing FlexGantt for Swing and FlexGanttFX for JavaFX for some time now. CalendarFX page at ComponentSource

September 2015

CalendarFX Released

By |September 24th, 2015|

Finally! After one and a half years of on and off development work on CalendarFX I finally managed to wrap it up today and to make it available for download and licensing. If you want to take it for a spin simply visit http://www.calendarfx.com and download the distribution. The download is feature complete and only requires [...]

JavaFX Real-World Apps: AISO HRC-Matic

By |September 21st, 2015|

Application number three in the "Real-World JavaFX Apps" series is a heavy-duty data entry application backed up by a relational database called HRC-Matic. It is being developed by AISO in Geneva. AISO is a company specialised in developing business applications based on JavaFX. They are also working on the application presented in my first blog in [...]

JavaFX Real-World Apps: MINT TRMS

By |September 16th, 2015|

The second real-world JavaFX application that I was involved with was developed by MINT Software Systems, a company located in Kiel, Germany. The focus of their application is on training and resource management for companies in the aviation industry (airlines). MINT is actually the reason why I got involved in JavaFX development. In early 2013 they asked [...]

JavaFX Real-World Apps: European Broadcasting Union

By |September 10th, 2015|

I have the privilege to present several JavaFX Real-World Apps at JavaOne this year together with Alexander Casall, who works for Saxonia Systems in Dresden. In preparation of this talk we sent out a questionnaire to our customers and partners and asked them a few questions related to their project, their application, and their use [...]

June 2015

JavaFX Tip 21: Animate!

By |June 18th, 2015|

When developers try to sell the switch from Swing to JavaFX to their superiors they often say that the user interfaces will look better and more modern. However, to really deliver on this promise I believe that one can not just rely on the improved look and feel of the built-in controls of JavaFX but [...]

JavaFX Tip 20: A lot to show? Use Canvas!

By |June 16th, 2015|

There seem to be two kinds of JavaFX applications: the first one is using a scene graph with nodes and CSS styling, and the second one is using a single canvas. However, it is perfectly legal to mix these two approaches. Especially when your application has to show a lot of detailed information where you would easily end up [...]

JavaFX Tip 19: Watch Your Skin

By |June 5th, 2015|

A common mistake that I do over and over again is that I put certain code into the skin class of a custom control while it should have been inside the control class itself. I just noticed this again when going through the list of bugs filed for the PopOver control of ControlsFX. I contributed [...]

March 2015

CalendarFX (EA) for JavaFX 8

By |March 18th, 2015|

I am happy to announce the immediate availability of CalendarFX for JavaFX 8 (EA), a framework for creating professional calendar user interfaces for any type of application. The framework provides views for showing calendar entries for a given day, week, month, or year. Several sources (e.g. Google calendar) can be registered with each source consisting [...]