Node bounds documentation issue?

Richard Bair richard.bair at
Mon Jul 8 09:33:32 PDT 2013

I think you are right and the docs should be updated to indicate this. If you would like to file a JIRA and a patch that would be awesome.


On Jul 8, 2013, at 9:20 AM, Scott Palmer <swpalmer at> wrote:

> The javadocs discussing Bounding Rectangles for Node state:
> "The images show a filled and stroked rectangle and their bounds. The first
> rectangle [x:10.0 y:10.0 width:100.0 height:100.0 strokeWidth:0] has the
> following bounds bounds: [x:10.0 y:10.0 width:100.0 height:100.0]. The
> second rectangle [x:10.0 y:10.0 width:100.0 height:100.0 strokeWidth:5] has
> the following bounds: [x:5.0 y:5.0 width:110.0 height:110.0]. Since neither
> of the rectangles has any transformation applied, boundsInParent and
> boundsInLocal are the same."
> But I think that is wrong, or at least incomplete and potentially
> misleading.  Rectangle is a Shape so the StrokeType matters here and the
> default StrokeType is CENTERED.  (Though when I drop one on the Scene in
> Scene Builder, it defaults to INSIDE, something that I think should be
> considered a SceneBuilder bug.)
> So by default the bounds would be only extending 2.5 on each side for a
> total width and height of 105 and x and y coordinates of 7.5.
> Scott

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