Platform#runLater Question

Florian Brunner fbrunnerlist at
Wed Apr 3 14:30:37 PDT 2013

Hi Mark,

I'm not sure if it fits your needs exactly, but I've implemented something like this for Drombler FX.

The JavaFX agnostic interface is here:

The JavaFX specific implementation class and helpers are here:

So instead of calling Platform.runLater() directly, I inject an implementation of  ApplicationExecuterProvider and call ApplicationExecuterProvider.getApplicationExecutor().execute().

Here is an example how you can use it with OSGi Declarative Services (using the Apache Felix SCR annotations):

(The reason I'm doing this is because Drombler ACP, the base framework of Drombler FX, is GUI-toolkit agnostic and thus doesn't know anything about JavaFX.)


Am Montag, 1. April 2013, 12.05:03 schrieb Mark Fortner:
> In the past, I've found the *Platform#runLater* method to be a useful way
> to run tasks. However, I've noticed that the code that runs my thread is
> not really configurable or accessible.  For example, it would be nice to be
> able to specify and configure a top-level *ThreadPoolExecutor* to handle my
> tasks.  Or be able to switch out *Executor* implementations.
> I was wondering if there was some reason for implementing runLater this
> way, or if there are any plans to change it in the future?
> Cheers,
> Mark

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