JavaFX, We are pleased to offer you a JavaFX course from the beginning of this lesson and the upcoming lessons, after we talked at the beginning of the Java course about the basics of the Java language and then moved to the oop programming section and then moved to the GUI interfaces section via the swing library.
JavaFX is a massive library developed for building GUI applications based on the Java language. JavaFX is a technology released by Sum MicroSystems and JavaFX is a Java application. JavaFX has the ability to run its applications on all operating systems and is used in desktop applications, mobile applications, and web applications.
Sum MicroSystems launched JavaFX to compete with companies with desktop and mobile applications. Web applications, which are the latest technology from. This company, and in 2009 Sun Microsystems became a subsidiary of Oracle.
In 2007, the JavaFX library was officially announced at the annual JavaOne Conference. To discuss Java technologies, and in 2008 the JavaFX library was included in NetBeans. JavaFX came to compete with Flash from Adobe and Silverlight from Microsoft, and it is rich in ready-made applications that help the programmer to produce quality applications in various fields. Java FX contains ready-made libraries that support 2D and 3D drawing techniques.
Open a new project in JavaFX
We go to the code editor that we used at the beginning of the course, which is netbeans, and we click on the file menu, then we choose new project, then we choose JavaFX. On the right will appear several options for JavaFX, all of which will be examined in the next lessons. And as a standard option, we choose javaFX Application and then click on Next.
Then we write the name of the project as we want, after that we click on Finish.
A ready-made program will open with the most important packages that we want to use in JavaFX.
Our packages will open and the most important package we want to use is application.Application which is rich. It contains rich and powerful applications that help the programmer to produce applications and provide him with applications and many ready-made functions and classes.
JavaFX is very easy and not difficult and we will find at the bottom that it is written the name of the class that we created. At the beginning of the project and after that the word extends application means inherit and this class will be inherited. All the technical methods and functions contained in the Application.
The packages that we will find present at the beginning of the project are:
import javafx.application.Application; import javafx.event.ActionEvent; import javafx.event.EventHandler; import javafx.scene.Scene; import javafx.scene.control.Button; import javafx.scene.layout.StackPane; import javafx.stage.Stage;
And under the name of the class, we will find a function called start. We will learn about this very important function and it is used in JavaFX. We find it always fixed. We note that netbeans gives it to us ready-made and we do not need to build it manually, and we can scan the codes and write others. And the most important thing is that the start function is present, and between the parentheses we find the Stage primaryStage, which is the form.
This lesson was only an introduction to the JavaFX course, we only care about the packages we found. Inside the program when it is created, the start function and the launch function are the launch function.
JavaFX library allows programmer to write CSS code to easily develop user interface design.