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JavaFX 2.0: how to size your windows easily

Posted by ixmal on June 23, 2011 at 5:18 AM PDT

Window size vs Scene size

Using JavaFX 2.0 inside Swing applications

Posted by ixmal on June 2, 2011 at 5:47 AM PDT

JavaFX 2.0 Beta is out on May 26, 2011. There are many blogs posted about it already, http://fxexperience.com/ is the primary one, and I don't want to post yet another overview of what features are available. Instead, I would like to take a deeper tour into one particular component called JFXPanel


What is JFXPanel?

Building JDK bits

Posted by ixmal on May 8, 2009 at 7:46 AM PDT

Recently, I got a new desktop, and the first thing I started with was building JDK. Approximately at the same time I got an image of a new operating system by Microsoft (beta version) and started testing it. So, the natural idea was to combine these efforts. Unluckily, I decided to install the 64-bit version of the system to get the most of 4Gb RAM.

Using JWebPane: common scenarios

Posted by ixmal on June 11, 2008 at 1:24 AM PDT

In the last blog posting I introduced a new component called JWebPane that renders HTML content in Java applications. Today I'd like to discuss the details of the practical use of this component. Let me start with typical use cases.

Introducing JWebPane component

Posted by ixmal on May 29, 2008 at 2:26 AM PDT

Recently, at the JavaOne conference, Sun has introduced several new JavaFX related technologies and products. The Scene Graph and WebKit session was one of the technical sessions to present such advanced technologies:

java.awt.TrayIcon: isSupported vs isAvailable

Posted by ixmal on November 17, 2006 at 12:01 AM PST

Description of the problem



When the java.awt.SystemTray class was first introduced in JDK 6.0, there was only one method to check if the system tray and tray icons can be used: isSupported(). The value returned by this method is constant for the given desktop/environment, for example, on Windows platform it always return true.

Improved top-level icons support in Mustang

Posted by ixmal on June 16, 2006 at 6:37 AM PDT

What's the problem?



In Java™ 2 SE 5.0 and previous releases a single method in java.awt.Frame class enables developers to specify an icon for the frame: setIconImage(Image image). This image had an arbitrary size and it was scaled to represent frame's icon in a different locations.

java.awt.Desktop vs Runtime.exec()

Posted by ixmal on May 10, 2006 at 4:19 PM PDT

Desktop API vs Runtime.exec()



I'm often asked why is that new class, java.awt.Desktop, is introduced. They state all the required actions can be performed with the call to one of Runtime.exec() methods:

    Desktop.getDesktop().open(new File(filename));

is close to

Using JPopupMenu in TrayIcon

Posted by ixmal on May 4, 2006 at 5:23 AM PDT

What's the problem?



Tray icons introduced in Mustang have several properties and methods corresponding to image for the icon, tooltip text, popup menu and ability to show some message to the user. Let's inspect the popup menu more closely.

Headless toolkit basics

Posted by ixmal on April 4, 2006 at 10:15 AM PDT

Toolkit

java.awt.Toolkit is an abstract superclass of all actual implementations of the Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT). Subclasses of java.awt.Toolkit are used to bind various components to particular native resources.