Bidirectional binding with conversion

Jonathan Giles jonathan.giles at
Fri Dec 9 01:42:00 PST 2011

I'm sure there is a reason, but why do the unbind methods take Object 
rather than Property<?> or similar?

-- Jonathan

On Friday, 9 December 2011 7:33:30 p.m., Michael Heinrichs wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I am working on a solution for the Binding API that allows bidirectional bindings between an arbitrary property and a StringProperty. (The long term plan is to allow bidirectional bindings between two arbitrary properties in JavaFX 3.0). The request is tracked here:
> The class javafx.beans.binding.Bindings will get two new methods:
>      public static void bindBidirectional(Property<String>  stringProperty, Property<?>  otherProperty, Format format)
>      public static void unbindBidirectional(Object property1, Object property2)
> The class will also get two new methods:
>      public void bindBidirectional(Property<?>  other, Format format)
>      public void unbindBidirectional(Object other)
> If parsing the StringProperty fails, the other property will be set to the default value. If formatting the arbitraty property fails, the StringProperty will be set to the empty String.
> Any thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Michael

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