Modena – new theme for JavaFX 8

Modena – new theme for JavaFX 8

We have been working recently on a new theme for JavaFX 8. The current theme for FX, named Caspian, is showing its age and we wanted to take the opportunity to give JavaFX a face lift for 8. Because folks have created custom controls and designs for their app, we needed to make sure that selecting the theme was something that you could opt-out of. We will be providing both API and command line switches in 8 to allow you to specify caspian specifically. If you do nothing, you’ll get Modena, our new theme, by default. Without further ado this is what it looks like:

Modena-Windows
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JavaFX 2.0 Charts

JavaFX 2.0 Charts

We did a complete rewrite of charts in JavaFX 2.0 to add cool features like:

  • Dynamic Data Support
  • Animation
  • Auto Ranging
  • CSS Styling

There is a sample application called “Chart Sampler” that ships with JavaFX 2.0 Beta that shows some of what can be done with the new charts. Here are a few screen shots to tempt you to go and check it out 🙂

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Dean Iverson: Creating XYCharts

Dean Iverson: Creating XYCharts

Another excellent article on JavaFX charts this time covering the various types of XYCharts.

The remaining five types of charts are all meant to work with XY data. These charts are all subtypes of the XYChart base class…