Source code for JavaFX UI controls now available on openjfx

Roman Kennke roman at
Sat Dec 3 03:50:00 PST 2011

Hi Jonathan,

> With regards as to whether the SwingView feature you've developed is
> considered a control or not: my unofficial means of classifying would
> say that unless it extends from, or somehow makes use of the
> javafx.scene.control.Control class, it is not a control. If this isn't
> the case (I haven't looked myself, but my guess is that it isn't),
> then I'd say that this feature is not destined to be included in the
> ui-controls project. Of course, it isn't my place to say this with any
> conviction, I'm just saying what my interpretation is. 

The SwingView is a subclass of control. However, I still don't feel it
should go side by side with the other controls, since it's not a
'regular' control like button, labels, combobox, etc. It could still be
part of the ui-controls, just maybe in a different package.

Cheers, Roman

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