Service & Data Binding In JavaFX and SceneBuilder

Mark Fortner phidias51 at
Tue Oct 23 12:37:02 PDT 2012

After using SceneBuilder through the latter half of my project, I've become
convinced that it is THE way to build JavaFX GUIs.  However, the one thing
that I'm missing is the kind of drag and drop binding of data sources to
widgets that you could do in Project Rave.  I was wondering if this was in
the works?

Specifically, I'd like to be able to register a data source and simply bind
it to widget.  In my case, most of the existing services are RESTful
services that return JSON objects, and it would greatly speed things up, if
I could simply point a combobox to a RESTful service responsible for
populating the combobox, and then bind the combobox's change listener, to
save the user's selection by invoking another RESTful service.

Ideally, you would be able to use different types of service protocols.
 For example, you might have a combination of RESTful services, XML-HTTP,
or bytestream-based services.



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