FXML Best Practices

John Smith John_Smith at symantec.com
Thu Dec 20 16:14:51 PST 2012

That's really cool Tom.

Tool support to validate that ids in code match the ids in markup is valuable and time saving, catching errors at coding time rather than runtime.   I used a Wicket plugin for Idea which did a similar thing and it was very useful indeed.  Other neat things you have are css hover tooltips - I'd love to count the number of times I've looked up the css guide online because there was no inline documentation lookup support available from my editor.

As a side note, when will Intellij realize that JavaFX is worth developing tool support for?  If you want it, you can state your case here as Intellij are requesting => http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-75173 "JavaFX 2 support".  I know Daniel would like to hand-code fxml, but I'd never do it without great editor and IDE support, and I just don't want to switch to Eclipse at this stage . . . though that may change ;-)

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Subject: Re: FXML Best Practices


> Also tools (e.g. IntelliJ) could be made to understand and help with 
> the second style (e.g. highlight in red parameters that are the wrong 
> type or don't exist in either the Contorl or FXML but not the other, 
> ALT+ENTER on an fx:id to create the corresponding field in the 
> controller, etc) but

There are already tools who do this :-) Since the last release e(fx)clipse does exactly what you are asking for. See http://tomsondev.bestsolution.at/2012/09/27/efxclipse-0-1-1-released/
and look into the FXGraph/FXML section.

> could never really be made to work with the first approach.


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