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JavaFX Rich Client Programming on the NetBeans Platform


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  • Add rich graphics, animation, and dynamic charts to Java applications
  • Leverage a sophisticated, modular, fully-functional GUI -- so you can concentrate on business logic instead of scaffolding
  • Use JavaFX 8 to build applications that are easier to upgrade and maintain
  • Understand the role JavaFX plays in business development -- and how it impacts user experience designers, graphics designers, and programmers
  • Contains code developed for Gail and Paul Anderson's internationally-renowned JavaOne training classes: small, crystal-clear examples, plus a larger, incrementally developed case study


  • Copyright 2015
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 928
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-321-92771-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-92771-2

JavaFX is a state-of-the-art graphics toolkit that is now built into Java and can be easily integrated with the NetBeans Platform. With JavaFX, you can create advanced user interfaces, manipulate media, generate graphical effects and animations, and much more. The NetBeans Platform provides a framework for building robust, modular applications with long life expectancies. Together, JavaFX and the NetBeans Platform provide the basis for creating visually appealing, industrial-strength applications.

Focusing on JavaFX as the front end for rich client applications, this guide’s examples cover JavaFX 8 with the NetBeans Platform, NetBeans IDE, and Java 8. Gail and Paul Anderson fully explain JavaFX and its relationship with the NetBeans Platform architecture, and systematically show Java developers how to use them together effectively. Each concept and technique is supported by clearly written code examples, proven through extensive classroom teaching.

Coverage includes

  • Background basics with Java, JavaFX, and UI events
  • Building loosely coupled applications
  • NetBeans Platform Modules and Lookup
  • NetBeans Platform Nodes, Explorer Views, and Actions
  • Building CRUD-based applications
  • Integrating JavaFX with a Swing-based framework
  • Using JavaFX Charts with the NetBeans Platform
  • Using the NetBeans Platform File System and Data System
  • Keeping the UI responsive


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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: A Tour of the NetBeans Platform
  • Chapter 2: Background Basics
  • Chapter 3: Introduction to JavaFX
  • Chapter 4: Working with JavaFX
  • Chapter 5: A Taste of Modularity
  • Chapter 6: JavaFX Integration
  • Chapter 7: Nodes and Explorer Views
  • Chapter 8: NetBeans Platform Window System
  • Chapter 9: Action Framework
  • Chapter 10: Building a CRUD Application
  • Chapter 11: Dialogs
  • Chapter 12: Wizards
  • Chapter 13: File System
  • Chapter 14: Data System
  • Chapter 15: JavaFX Charts
  • Chapter 16: Using Web Services
  • Chapter 17: Branding, Distribution, and Internationalization
  • Index


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