Option to keep Stages always on top on JavaFX 8 ?

Peter Penzov peter.penzov at gmail.com
Mon Dec 16 00:22:01 PST 2013

Hi All,
   I'm also interested in this. Can you share some information?


On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 12:27 AM, Herve Girod <herve.girod at gmail.com> wrote:

> I know that this option is not available for JavaFX 2.2, but is it planned
> for Java 8, and for what time frame if the answer is yes (for example, for
> initial release or later ?) .
> This is an important feature for us, because we need to show JavaFX content
> on top of Windows created on other programs (for example, elements on top
> of a cartographic system produced by a C++ program, but it's just an
> example).
> As there is no alwaysOnTop API on Stage in JavaFX, a workaround is to
> create a Swing Window, put a JFXPanel in it, and the Scene in the JFXPanel.
> However, multitouch gestures are not handled by Swing, so these are not
> working in this case.
> Our only option is then to put a Stage toFront(), and hope that the other
> content won't pop on top of JavaFX while the user click on it.
> This is OK if no part of our Stage need to be transparent to user events,
> and also if all of the other Windows are created prior to the JavaFX stage
> is created, but it is not always possible, and we envision cases where our
> workaround won't work.
> Regards,
> Hervé

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