Deeper Integration of JavaFX in NetBeans RCP
By Geertjan on Dec 07, 2011
Nodes and Properties window integrated so that when the sales property changes, the javafx.scene.chart.BarChart is updated.
A screenshot of the JavaFX chart in the context of a Swing application. The up/down animations in the chart as the sales property is changed (in the JTable or in the Properties window or by renaming the Node) are pretty cool.
To create the above, I started out with the Paint Application (a NetBeans RCP example distributed with NetBeans IDE), then migrated some of the JavaFX code discussed in the previous blog entry, added a node hirerachy, and that was all.
By the way, the above is how I see JavaFX fitting into the real world of existing Java desktop applications. No one is going to throw Swing out the window completely, that wouldn't make any sense. However, where it makes sense to do so, which is in fewer places than what might be assumed, a corporate enterprise (as opposed to a game-oriented) Java desktop application could gain from some of the aspects of the JavaFX story.