Static FXMLLoader load method deprecation

John Smith John_Smith at
Fri Aug 30 16:01:32 PDT 2013

Just noticed there is already an open issue for this, scheduled for Lombard:  "Deprecate static load() methods in FXMLLoader"


Sorry for the noise on the list . . .

-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Zwolenski [mailto:zonski at] 
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2013 3:59 PM
To: John Smith
Cc: openjfx-dev at
Subject: Re: Static FXMLLoader load method deprecation


On 31/08/2013, at 8:54 AM, John Smith <John_Smith at> wrote:

> The static methods on FXMLLoader are very confusing.
> It is very easy to create errors by writing code that mixes static and instance FXMLLoader methods.
> Everything that can be done with static load methods, can be done with instance FXMLLoader methods.
> Other than confusion, the static load methods seem to provide little value to me.
> Is it possible to have the static FXMLLoader methods deprecated for Java 8?

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