JavaFX - The Rich Client Platform

JavaFX is the next step in the evolution of Java as a rich client platform. It is designed to provide a lightweight, hardware-accelerated Java UI platform for enterprise business applications. With JavaFX, developers can preserve existing investments by reusing Java libraries in their applications. They can even access native system capabilities, or seamlessly connect to server-based middleware applications.

As of JDK 7u6 JavaFX is included with the standard JDK and JRE bundles.  Please download the JDK or JRE to use JavaFX.



JDK 8 (with JavaFX) Now Available
- Use JavaFX to build rich applications.
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Scene Builder 2.0 early access is now available
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Featured utility
 - JideFX is a suite of UI Controls for JDK 8 that is being developed by JIDE Software.
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JavaFX 2.2 Graphics Tips and Tricks      
Red Arrow Introducing JavaFX 2.0 Red Arrow Effects and Transitions
Red Arrow Overview Red Arrow The JavaFX Canvas node
Red Arrow Graphics Red Arrow Building my First JavaFX Application using NetBeans 7.1
Red Arrow Properties, Events, and Binding     Part 1      Part 2      Part 3
Red Arrow Embedding Web Content Red Arrow Getting Started with JavaFX Scene Builder
Red Arrow Animations Red Arrow Using Scene Builder with NetBeans IDE 7.2

Red Triangle WHY USE JAVAFX?
JavaFX provides a powerful Java-based UI platform capable of handling large-scale data-driven business applications. JavaFX applications are completely developed in Java, one of the most widely deployed technologies with one of the largest developer communities in the world, while leveraging the power of standards-based programming practices and design patterns. JavaFX provides a rich set of UI controls, graphics and media API with high-performance hardware-accelerated graphics and media engines to simplify development of immersive visual applications.

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Features Benefits
  • Java APIs for JavaFX. JavaFX 2.0 applications are completely developed in Java
  • Developers can use their favorite Java development tools
  • Leverage thousands of existing Java libraries
  • Developers can use popular JVM-based scripting languages, such as Groovy, JRuby and Scala
  • FXML, a scriptable, XML-based markup language for defining user interfaces.
  • Develop and maintain complex user interfaces easily
  • Web rendering engine
  • Seamlessly mix and match native Java capabilities and the dynamic capabilities of web technologies in your applications
  • Seamless integration into Swing applications
  • Existing Swing applications can be updated easily with new JavaFX features, such as rich graphics API, media playback, and embedded Web content
  • High-performance hardware accelerated graphics pipeline
  • JavaFX applications featuring data visualizations and complex user interfaces can leverage modern graphics cards for optimal performance
  • High-performance media engine
  • Playback video and audio content in popular formats within your application
  • Over 60 charts, form and layout components, easily customizable through the use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
  • JavaFX provides all the major UI controls required for the development of a full featured application. Components can be easily skinned using standard Web technologies such as CSS
  • Ubiquitous deployment via the Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
  • The JavaFX Runtime is installed with the Java Runtime Environment, ensuring its availability on more than 97% of enterprise desktops worldwide [Source: Forrester, November 2009: Enterprise Platform Trends, H1 2009]

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