Jonathan Giles jonathan.giles at
Thu Jan 3 23:41:24 PST 2013

> I find it really strange that TableView modifies the list I put into it
> when I sort it.
> Say I have an Domain model like this:
> Person {
>    private ObservableList<Address> addresses;
> }
> Address {
>    private String street;
>    ....
> }
> and I put the a persons address list into a table view, I would not
> expect you to modify it when the table gets sorted. I think you need to
> keep a sorted/filtered copy internally but leave the original list in
> place. BTW what would happen if I pushed an immutable-list into it, it
> would fail on sorting right?
> Tom
Yes, it was never really intended that this be the case, but 
unfortunately in the build-up to JavaFX 2.0 we had to remove the 
SortedList implementation, so the fallback was to modify in place. As 
with every API decision it has its pluses and minuses, and supporters 
and detractors. Now that it is cast in stone we can only look forward to 
how best to support the SortedList and FilteredList concepts in JavaFX 8.0.

-- Jonathan

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