[Review request] TreeTableView

Jonathan Giles jonathan.giles at oracle.com
Sun Dec 2 18:14:00 PST 2012

I have just pushed the TreeTableView code to JavaFX UI controls repo, 
and it will shortly arrive in the openjfx UI controls repo. The big 
change is that the classes have moved (and have been totally rewritten). 
Now the main classes are in javafx.scene.control, rather than the 
previously-used com.preview.javafx.scene.control package.

The other thing to note is that there are still bugs and performance 
issues - fixing them comes up next. However, please file jira issues if 
you think you've found something that needs fixing.

That's all - have at it! :-)

-- Jonathan

On 27/11/2012 11:19 a.m., Jonathan Giles wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm planning to relocate the TreeTableView control I've been 
> developing in the OpenJFX 8.0 controls sandbox over into the proper 
> OpenJFX 8.0 controls repo. Before that happens there is a gate here 
> that we need to go through related to having an early API review. To 
> make understanding the control easier, I've written up an overview of 
> the TreeTableView control here:
> https://wikis.oracle.com/display/OpenJDK/TreeTableView
> This documentation covers the core concepts of the API, it includes 
> examples of how the API is used, and finally I've put up a brief 
> paragraph detailing the implementation (although I may add more detail 
> in here as time passes and questions come in). My colleage Jindra 
> Dinga, who is responsible for the UX design of the TreeTableView 
> control, has posted his UX documentation for it at the same link 
> above, so hopefully this too will prove useful for people to fully 
> understand precisely what a TreeTableView is, and is not.
> To get a slightly more in-depth understanding of the path 
> TreeTableView has taken to where it is today, you may also be 
> interested in the following Jira issue, and perhaps you may choose to 
> follow it and / or offer feedback directly into the Jira issue:
> http://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-17288
> The TreeTableView control that is in the sandbox repo is far superior 
> to the prototype that is in the 8.0 controls repo (in the 
> com.preview.* package). It is my intention to completely remove the 
> old TreeTableView control and replace it with the new implementation, 
> and even go so far as to place it in the correct packages so that I 
> can make use of package protected API. However, it is important to 
> note that the API _is not final_ - I'm only going through the first 
> gate here to get the code into the correct repo and packages - there 
> will be further discussion in the future regarding API design, missing 
> / incorrect functionality, and straight out bugs.
> I hope that you are all excited about getting a TreeTableView control 
> into JavaFX 8.0, and I hope you can all help guide the control towards 
> an API that meets your requirements and use cases. I think what we 
> have now is good, but API design can not be done in a vacuum so I look 
> forward to your feedback. I would recommend that discussion regarding 
> moving TreeTableView into the official OpenJFX 8.0 controls repo take 
> place here, and that discussion around API design and functionality be 
> posted on the Jira issue linked above (rather than here), to try to 
> prevent the amount of noise on this list.
> Thanks!
> -- Jonathan

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