In this very detailed article that will be published in the November/December edition of Oracle Magazine (available online now
), Java Champion Jim Weaver walks you through the process of creating a custom layout manager for JavaFX. Included with the article is a sample project that will let you step through a tutorial with ease to learn how these concepts can be applied. From the article itself
"This article introduces some of the built-in layout managers included with JavaFX 1.3 and shows you how to extend layout management to include a unique custom layout. The article steps through a sample application that manipulates images of playing cards"
To learn more about layout managers in JavaFX 1.3 and to try out the tutorial, check out Jim Weaver's excellent article here