A Widget Picker Control in JavaFX

Posted on Fri 07 February 2014 in JavaFX • Tagged with editor, grid, JavaFX, user interface, widget

The following video shows a custom control in JavaFX that lets you select items from a list and position them in a grid. The items represent UI widgets, that is, JavaFX controls, with a defined size on the grid. The grid represents a page on which these widgets will be …

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A Graph Editor in JavaFX

Posted on Thu 06 February 2014 in JavaFX • Tagged with EMF, graph editor, JavaFX, user interface

Another thing we've been working on is going to see the light of day soon: a graph editor for JavaFX. The current beta version provides the following main features:

  • create draggable, resizable nodes and connections between them
  • add multiple input or output connectors to a node
  • create joints inside a …

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Posted on Thu 23 May 2013 in UI Design • Tagged with Confluence, data model, developer, file manager, forest, IDE, JavaFX, Microsoft, navigation, Patternry, sidebar, software, tree, use cases, user interface, workflow

Dear tree huggers,

I'm one of you. I like trees - preferably on the left of my application. They give me the impression that I exactly know where I am and where I can go next. Just recently I learnt how much I appreciate a tree as a navigation element when …

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Designing Interfaces with JavaFX

Posted on Wed 24 April 2013 in JavaFX, UI Design • Tagged with design, e(fx)clipse, Eclipse, Halo effect, iPod, Java, JavaFX, Jenifer Tidwell, personas, user experience, user interface

Good design makes you happy. I was happy when I first saw an iPod, and even happier when I first held it in my hand. Sometimes, you will not notice the positive effects good design has on you, but you will always notice the effects of bad design.

I'm a …

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