Programmatic (Java) access to style / layout ?

Oliver Doepner odoepner at
Tue Dec 17 12:39:00 PST 2013


This might have been asked before but I haven't found it:
Is it possible to style JavaFX components using pure Java (i.e. without

If this is being worked on, does anyone know what the status is?

I think this is one of the areas where JavaFX can actually be better than
HTML5/CSS because a nicely typed Java representation of CSS could provide
great tooling and features that others had to invent LESS or SASS for.

I have seen this (from Oct 2012):

I have also seen this:
Last update: Brian
a comment - Mar,
12 2012 09:01 PM : "It is now past the point where this feature can be
added for 2.1. Will need to be considered for a future release"


Oliver Doepner

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