[REVIEW REQUEST] RT-19713 Add API to JavaFX to allow for setting preferred user agent stylesheet

Jim Weaver james.weaver at oracle.com
Wed Nov 21 13:38:56 PST 2012


Jim Weaver

On 11/21/12 4:09 PM, Jasper Potts wrote:
> Hi All,
> I would like to add API to Application to add the ability to set the default user agent stylesheet. So far JavaFX has had a default stylesheet of capsian.css hard coded for all applications. In 8 if we have time I would like to have a new stylesheet that you can use as alternative to caspian.css. This would also open the platform to easy use of 3rd party look and feels.
> public abstract class Application {
> ….
>      /**
>       * Set the default user agent stylesheet. This is used to provide default
>       * styling for all ui controls and other nodes. Each release of JavaFX may
>       * have a new default value for this so if you need to guarantee consistency
>       * you will need to call this method and choose what default you would like
>       * for your application.
>       *
>       * @param url The URL to the stylesheet as a String.
>       */
>      public static void setDefaultUserAgentStylesheet(String url) ….
> …..
> }
> This has been a much requested feature for a long time:
> http://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-8054
> http://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-5753
> http://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-19713
> There have been some workarounds for specific use cases and a proposed solution for a Theme class but none have solved the root problem of being able to change the default user agent stylesheet.
> Thanks
> Jasper

Jim Weaver
Java Evangelist
Oracle Corporation
james.weaver at oracle.com

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