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From Jim Weaver's Learn JavaFX Weblog Today, I'm going to explain how to save some steps by downloading the latest build of the OpenJFX Compiler rather than building it on your machine.  If you decided not to build the compiler because it looked like a hassle, then relax - this is a lot easier.  Just follow the instructions on the PlanetJFX page entitled How to Download the Latest Compiler Build Instead of Building It. Note: The OpenJFX Compiler Project team plans on having a separate weekly build process soon, which will have versioned binary bundles.  This will make obtaining the compiler even faster and easier (and take up less space on your system).  Compiling and Executing Your Program is a Little Easier Now Too To compile the CompiledHelloJavaFX program from yesterday's blog post, navigate to its directory and use the following command: javafxc CompiledHelloJ... (more)

How To Develop and Run a JavaFX Script Program Using JavaFXPad

From Jim Weaver's Learn JavaFX Weblog There are several environments in which you can develop and run JavaFX Script programs. I’d like to help you become a JavaFX Script programmer in the next few minutes, so I’m going to show you the fastest route that I know of to get there, which includes using a tool that Sun created called JavaFXPad. You’ll need the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.5 or higher (Mac OS requires the latest JRE 1.5 release or JRE 1.6) Run JavaFXPad straight from the Internet by accessing the following URL: http://download.java.net/general/o... (more)

OpenJFX Script Compiler Now Downloadable

From Jim Weaver's Learn JavaFX Weblog Today, I'm going to explain how to save some steps by downloading the latest build of the OpenJFX Compiler rather than building it on your machine.  If you decided not to build the compiler because it looked like a hassle, then relax - this is a lot easier.  Just follow the instructions on the PlanetJFX page entitled How to Download the Latest Compiler Build Instead of Building It. Note: The OpenJFX Compiler Project team plans on having a separate weekly build process soon, which will have versioned binary bundles.  This will make obtaining... (more)

Playing with UI Features in Compiled JavaFX Script

From Jim Weaver's Learn JavaFX Weblog As I've mentioned before, compiled JavaFX Script is currently under development, and one of the last pieces of the puzzle is the UI features. Currently there are a few UI features that are operational in the compiled version, for example Frame, BorderPanel and Button. Fortunately, the user interface API (widgets and 2D graphics) is almost identical to interpreted JavaFX Script, as is the declarative scripting. For example, this classic border layout (BorderPanel widget) example executes in the interpreted, and compiled versions of JavaFX Scrip... (more)

Developing Your First Compiled JavaFX Script Program

From Jim Weaver's Learn JavaFX Weblog The next JavaFX Puzzler will be posted at 18:00 GMT (1:00PM EST) on Wednesday, November 28, 2007.  It will be a compiled JavaFX Script puzzler, so you'll need to build the JavaFX Script Compiler in order to participate in the Puzzler. To help prepare you for the Puzzler, I'd like to you to develop a very basic "Hello World" style program. After you've built the compiler, please copy and paste the following code into a file with the FX extension.  I chose CompiledHelloJavaFX.fx for my filename: /* *  CompiledHelloJavaFX.fx - A Hello World * s... (more)