Beginning JavaFX by Lawrence PremKumar, Praveen Mohan

By Lawrence PremKumar, Praveen Mohan

The open resource JavaFX platform deals a Java-based method of wealthy net program (RIA) improvement - a substitute for Adobe Flash/Flex and Microsoft Silverlight. At over a hundred million downloads, JavaFX is poised to be an important participant. This booklet is for Flash, Silverlight, and different RIA builders trying to use and combine JavaFX of their Java RIA functions, no matter if it really is for the computer or cellular environments. This ebook is additionally for these new to RIA improvement.

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The Duration class provides numerous convenient methods for converting data to and from Duration time. Listing 3-13 shows some examples. Listing 3-13. div(10); // d4 = 24m Listing 3-13 demonstrates the build-in functions of the Duration data type. In the third statement, variable d of Duration data type is converted to minutes using the toMinutes() function. Likewise, the toSeconds() and toMillis() functions are used in the fourth and fifth statements. In addition to the conversion functions, Duration values can be added, subtracted , multiplied and divided using built-in functions as shown in the last four statements.

The editor features a drag-and-drop palette so you can quickly add JavaFX objects with transformations, effects, and animation. This IDE also comes with its own set of building block examples and the JavaFX Mobile Emulator, a mobile phone simulator. JavaFX Plug-in for NetBeans IDE: If you are already using the NetBeans IDE, you can add the JavaFX plug-in to include support for developing JavaFX applications. 4 or newer. info CHAPTER 2 ■ INTRODUCTION TO JAVAFX The Designer Bundle The designer bundle consists of JavaFX Production Suite, a single download that contains the following tools to enable designers to exchange visual assets with developers: Plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop: Plug-ins are available for popular designer tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator that allow designers to export the visual assets created by these tools to JavaFX applications.

Info CHAPTER 2 ■ INTRODUCTION TO JAVAFX Stage { title: "Hello JavaFX" width: 250 height: 80 scene: Scene { content: Text { font : Font { size : 16 } x: 10, y: 30 content: "Hello World from JavaFX" } } } The following object literals are created by default: Stage: The top-level container required to display any visible JavaFX objects. Window in Java. Default instance variables such as title, width, and height are attributes of the stage. Scene attribute defines the client area within the stage. Scene: Similar to a drawing surface for the graphical content of your application.

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