Monet: Tight JavaFX Scene Builder Integration in NetBeans IDE

With an appropriate sense of flair, Sven Reimers has published his JavaFX Scene Builder/NetBeans integration module under the name "Monet", i.e., in the same series of project names as "Matisse", the NetBeans Swing GUI Builder.

Get it here:

Small silent movie by me highlighting a subset of its features:

Be aware that I am using BizLaf, hence my IDE looks pretty different to the standard NetBeans IDE.

And note that Monet is far from done:


Thank you Sven you are the man!!

Posted by Sean Phillips on July 14, 2014 at 09:38 AM PDT #

Getting nicer with each iteration.
Now that JavaFX is a part of JDK, the next step would be to remove the requirement for a special project in order to use specific features (we don't need one for Swing).
Oh and was that an Ant reference I saw in the build output?

Posted by alex on July 14, 2014 at 03:14 PM PDT #

So does this plugin add the project classpath to the emedded scenbuilder view and palette? Or in other words, if the fxml uses custom components present in the project's class path, are they recognised by the embedded viewer?

Posted by Software company Perth on July 20, 2014 at 07:59 PM PDT #

Only have one question, where can I get that netbeans laf ?

Posted by carlos on July 22, 2014 at 09:38 AM PDT #

Posted by Geertjan on July 23, 2014 at 02:06 AM PDT #

Class path integration is on my to do list... any special library or project suggestion for testing?

Posted by Sven Reimers on August 02, 2014 at 02:19 PM PDT #


Try using any components from jfxtras or controlsfx in fxml in a maven project.

You are a good man

Posted by Software company Perth on August 03, 2014 at 02:47 AM PDT #

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