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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (28 Oct. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118385349
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118385340
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.3 x 23.9 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 441,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Learn to:

  • Install the JavaFX development tools, including the JavaFX SDK, the Java SE JDK, and NetBeans
  • Develop desktop, mobile, and browser apps
  • Use HTML5 and CSS3 with JavaFX

The fast and easy way to unleash the power of JavaFX

No experience with JavaFX? No problem! This hands–on guide highlights the most important features of this powerful graphics platform, giving you the tools to understand it quickly and easily. You’ll find out how to work with JavaFX controls, enhance your scenic design, and create more efficient coding for a variety of connected devices.

  • Hello, JavaFX! ― peruse the possibilities of JavaFX, take a look at a simple JavaFX program, download and install JavaFX, and get familiar with the Click Me program
  • All the world’s a stage ― find out how to set the stage and scene layout, use layout panes to arrange your scenes, create a dialog box and close button, and get input from the user
  • Take the reigns ― get familiar with the JavaFX node hierarchy, choose from a list, work with tables, and make menus
  • Growing panes ― discover more about layout panes for precise scene design and start drawing shapes and adding special effects like a JavaFX pro
  • Do it dynamically ― use properties, images, and media to create dynamic scenes, and get the know–how to animate your scenes and target touch devices

Open the book and find:

  • How to import JavaFX packages
  • Tips on implementing the event handler interface
  • Ways to draw transparently and use a gradient fill
  • Instruction on adding shadows and creating reflections
  • How to work with audio and video files
  • The lowdown on gestures and touch events
  • Links to a handy cheatsheet and cool extras

About the Author

Doug Lowe has been writing computer programming books since the guys who invented Java were in high school. Lowe has written books on a wide variety of topics and is the bestselling author of more than 30 For Dummies books, including all editions of Java All–In–One For Dummies.


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4.0 out of 5 starsDoes not include FXML
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5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent Primer/Description of JavaFX
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5.0 out of 5 starsPerfect intro into FX, not java
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