Scene Builder is now open source!

Simon Vienot simon.vienot at
Tue Dec 3 07:30:01 PST 2013

SB Kit is an API allowing to integrate SB functionality into the GUI of 
a third party tool, such as an IDE.
With the 2.0 release, SB code base has been deeply re-factored to make 
it modular such that each of the Panels (Content, Inspector, Hierarchy, 
etc...) can be instantiated and brought up independently of the others. 
In a nutshell, the SB Kit API allows to orchestrate the editing of an 
FXML document and to control the various panels.

The API Javadoc of the SB Kit is available [1] for download with the SB 
2.0 early access builds.



On 03/12/2013 16:09, Tobias Bley wrote:
> Great news! Thank you very much Simon for doing this great job!
> Could you please tell us more about the SB Kit API?
> Best,
> Tobi
> Am 03.12.2013 um 16:04 schrieb Simon Vienot <simon.vienot at>:
>> Hello OpenJFXers !
>> We're very happy to announce that Scene Builder is now open source, as a part of the OpenJFX project.
>> The whole Scene Builder functionality is available, including the SB Kit API as well as the standalone SB application.
>> The only part of the product which remains closed is the native packaging/installer code.
>> SB code is available in rt/apps/scenebuilder/ under the terms of a BSD-style license, similar to JavaFX samples.
>> You are all welcome to contribute.
>> Thanks,
>> -Simon.

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