JavaFX 1.2 Application Development Cookbook

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  • Dive into the JavaFX scripting language fundamentals by creating and declaring classes, functions, trigger variables, and more
  • Create complex graphical components with simplified declarative constructs and arrange these building blocks to create applications in JavaFX
  • Effortlessly make your objects visually appealing by applying cool effects
  • Quickly build an application that provides a high level of interactivity by using JavaFX GUI controls
  • Seamlessly play audio and video in several formats using built-in media components
  • Access data and manipulate data locally or remotely using tools that are available in JavaFX
  • Achieve data visualization using the newly added feature—JavaFX chart components
  • Make your applications available for easy access and use by implementing deployment options such as Java WebStart and applets available in JavaFX
  • Take advantage of runtime contexts to interact with the executing environment with integration tips and tricks

JavaFX Script enables you to easily create rich Internet applications by embedding multimedia components. Although you can create stylish Internet applications by modifying these default components, even advanced users find it challenging to create impressive feature-rich Internet applications with JavaFX. Also, there are limited JavaFX components to work with and by default these components don't look visually appealing.

This book explores limitless possibilities to style your application by coding JavaFX components to display your content in a more appealing fashion. The recipes in this book will help you to create customized JavaFX components with which you can make modern, feature-rich applications.

First, you will be introduced to the JavaFX SDK and other development tools available to help you be productive during development. You will create an application in JavaFX by arranging complex graphical components (and non-graphical libraries) with simplified declarative constructs. You will then explore the fun side of JavaFX by using transformation techniques to manipulate the location and dimensions of objects. The next chapter is about the GUI components that are available in the framework, which provide a high level of interactivity. You will learn how to use the media component to play media content. Then we will access data and manipulate data locally or remotely. You will explore many deployment options and integration tips and tricks to take advantage of runtime contexts. Finally, you will interact with pure Java code to read and write files in JavaFX and to establish interactions with computing platforms.

  • Easily develop feature-rich internet applications to interact with the user using various built-in components of JavaFX
  • Make your application visually appealing by using various JavaFX classes—ListView, Slider, ProgressBar—to display your content and enhance its look with the help of CSS styling
  • Enhance the look and feel of your application by embedding multimedia components such as images, audio, and video
  • Part of Packt's Cookbook series: Each recipe is a carefully organized sequence of instructions to complete the task as efficiently as possible
Page Count 332
Course Length 9 hours 57 minutes
ISBN 9781847198945
Date Of Publication 23 Aug 2010


Vladimir Vivien

Vladimir Vivien (@vladimirvivien) is a software engineer living in the United States. He is a previously published author and has written code in languages such as Java, JavaScript, Python, and C to name a few. Vladimir has work in diverse industries including technology, publishing, financial, and healthcare. After years of building enterprise systems using Java, Vladimir came to Go for its simplicity and stayed for its concurrency and fast build time. Vladimir continues to use Go as his primary language to build and create open source software (