Hello, readers! I hope my previous posts on database design concepts with Oracle were useful. Here, I will discuss the JavaFX material design concepts and features. I use JFoenix library for Java which is a JavaFX material design library.
Setup JFoenix JavaFX material design library in Netbeans
First of all, I will show you how to setup JFoenix library in Netbeans and Scene Builder so that you could add some JavaFX material design to your applications. So let’s start learning.
The material design was developed by Google and makes use of grid-based layouts, responsive animations, and transitions.
JavaFX offers a variety of GUI elements for designing the scene. It has been a great improvement over Swing. But they don’t look much attractive.
Fortunately, there is a useful JavaFX material design library called JFoenix. And JFoenix builds upon and adds very attractive material design GUI elements which are very responsive.
I have used JFoenix JavaFX material design library in multiple projects. And I could clearly see it has an edge over the out of the box JavaFX element.Also JFoenix makes the JavFX projects much more responsive and interactive.
The JFoenix JavaFX material design library has listed its vast array of components on its website that are available to use. You can check them out here.
So let me show you how to set up the JFoenix library in Netbeans. Also, I will show you how to set up scene builder in Netbeans, so that we could import our JavaFX material design components that JFoenix offers.
Downloading the JFoenix JavaFX material design library
Importing the JFoenix library
- Once you have created new JavaFX Project, select the Project view from the right side of the Netbeans window.
- Select the project in which you want to import the JFoenix library.
- Right click on the ‘Libraries’ folder and Select the ‘Add JAR/Folder’ option.
- Select the jfoenix.jar file that you downloaded.
- Now Right click on your project and choose the ‘Build’ option so that we know that there are no errors.
Now that we have successfully imported the JFoenix library into our project, we can use it to build awesome JavaFX applications. In the next tutorial, we will see how to set up Scenebuilder with Netbeans so that we could use JFoenix components in a drag and drop manner.