CSS on javaFX

Tom Schindl tom.schindl at bestsolution.at
Sat Apr 14 23:51:56 PDT 2012

Well typos should be recognized by tooling and my Eclipse tooling (http://efxclipse.org) provides CSS support.


Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 14.04.2012 um 09:00 schrieb Johan Vos <johan at lodgon.com>:

> Hi,
> Whether CSS is great or not, I agree with the conclusion that it would be great to offer something to developers as well. Personally, I lost lots of time with typo's in css, and a type-safe way of applying styles would help me.
> On the other hand, I guess that more than half of the developers that could use JavaFX would prefer changing css files rather than writing code. Hence, I don't think that the two approaches are mutually exclusives -- "raw" css files should still be supported, but a programmatic way to manipulate would be very much appreciated by developers like me.
> I voted  http://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-17293 up
> - Johan
> On 04/14/2012 02:20 AM, Pedro Duque Vieira wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm going to express my opinion about using CSS on JavaFX, please don't
>> take this too personally, I do love JavaFX, and I think you guys are doing
>> a great job.
>> So, here goes:
>> I get that CSS is good for attracting designers to the JavaFX world and for
>> taking advantage of lots of already made work available through out the
>> internet. What I don't get is using only CSS to alter the looks of controls.
>> CSS was good for the HTML model that was created several years back, but it
>> is not good for creating the awesome UIs of the future. CSS3 is just a
>> continuation of a broken model, the HTML model.
>> CSS isn't even a language it lacks lots of common language constructs.
>> Concluding, I think this issue is pretty important:
>> http://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-17293 It basically says we should
>> have an object model on java to access properties which are now only
>> available through CSS.
>> Thanks, best regards,

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