# VisibleBounds

Jeff Martin jeff at reportmill.com
Wed Jun 11 14:17:37 UTC 2014

```Below is my poor man's getVisibleBounds. I'm using this so that my custom text pane only needs to add child nodes for lines of text that are visible - similar to how ListView and friends only add cell nodes for visible items. I hope I'm on the right track - I was surprised that my web search for getVisibleBounds() came up so empty. If nobody points out my idiocy, I'm going to put this in a blog.

jeff

/**
* Returns the visible bounds for a node based on ancestor clips (or null if no clipping found).
*/
public static Bounds getVisibleBounds(Node aNode)
{
// Get parent visible bounds (if set, convert to local)
Bounds bounds = aNode.getParent()!=null? getVisibleBounds(aNode.getParent()) : null;
if(bounds!=null) { if(!bounds.isEmpty()) bounds = aNode.parentToLocal(bounds); else return bounds; }

// If node has clip, get clip local bounds (intersected with parent visible bounds if present)
if(aNode.getClip()!=null) { Node clip = aNode.getClip(); Bounds cb = clip.getBoundsInLocal();
bounds = bounds!=null? getIntersectingBounds(cb, bounds) : cb; }

// Return node visible bounds
return bounds;
}

/**
* Returns the intersection bounds of two bounds.
*/
public static Bounds getIntersectingBounds(Bounds b1, Bounds b2)
{
if(!b1.intersects(b2)) return new BoundingBox(0,0,-1,-1);
double minx = Math.max(b1.getMinX(), b2.getMinX());
double miny = Math.max(b1.getMinY(), b2.getMinY());
double maxx = Math.min(b1.getMaxX(), b2.getMaxX());
double maxy = Math.min(b1.getMaxY(), b2.getMaxY());
return new BoundingBox(minx, miny, maxx-minx, maxy-miny);
}

On Jun 10, 2014, at 6:59 PM, Jeff Martin <jeff at reportmill.com> wrote:

> What is the JFX equivalent of JComponent.getVisibleRect() - and is there a way to get a notification when it changes?
>
> jeff

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