High performance text component

Pedro Duque Vieira pedro.duquevieira at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 17:52:02 PDT 2012

I also wonder this "Div" seems to have a lot in common with the DIV from
HTML. Could this be the base work for having a DIV in JavaFX? This could be
interesting for web developers who don't know a whole lot of programming
and also in supporting some other features of CSS and in consequence being
able to migrate techniques already existing on the web to a Java app. Also
"Span" seems to have some commonalities with the SPAN from HTML.

I imagine there will be some challenges like the overflow property of DIVs
and some other things.. so I really don't know how much work/effort would
it take to have something  that is not entirely on the "philosophy" of the
core of JavaFX.

Just my 2 cents..

On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 1:29 PM, Pedro Duque Vieira <
pedro.duquevieira at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 9/5/2012 9:10 AM, Richard Bair wrote:
>> >>>> Felipe, we should update the documents on the WIKI to refer to the
>> "Rich Text API" instead of DOM API because I fear this can get confusing!
>> Other than those of us internally who have argued for / against the
>> Attributed String style vs. the DOM style, most people probably won't get
>> the subtlety, having missed the context.
>> >>> Done,
>> >>> Should I rename Div to Paragraph, Span to Text ?
>> >> We already have 'Text'. Is this different or could we reuse what's
>> already there.
>> > That is an open question, although personally I would prefer that we
>> just reuse the Text object. We have to make sense of a Text placed in a
>> "Paragraph" anyway, even if we had a separate Span, so it seems more
>> sensible to just make Text make sense.
>> I'd also prefer to at least try to re-use Text and resort to a new class
>> only if it we learn
>> through experience that its going to be to problematic.
>> >> Just checking: the 'Paragraph' isn't just a FlowPane with special
>> support for line wrapping text is it? I.e FlowPane.setWordWrapEnabled(
>> true).
>> > I imagine the implementation is completely different, and the spacing
>> etc parameters on FlowPane might not be sensible for a Paragraph. Plus, it
>> is in the wrong package (we will need package private access to Text
>> internals).
>> I think its important to make clear that its not a general purpose
>> container,
>> and I can't imagine the maintainers of FlowPane want to have to learn not
>> to break the text usage etc. And FlowPane supports vertical layout too,
>> which
>> is likely to be a tricky one and if we do vertical text layout even then
>> I wouldn't bet on
>> it fitting well. So making it something different and putting it in
>> javafx.scene.text seems right.
>> BTW can I throw TextLayoutPane and RichTextPane into the mix as possible
>> names ..
>> -phil.
>> > Richard
> Hi,
> Just to clear things up in my head: why is it not a general purpose
> container? What's withholding it of being one?
> Thanks, best regards,
> --
> Pedro Duque Vieira

Pedro Duque Vieira

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