Metro apps

Hendrik Ebbers hendrik.ebbers at
Wed Jan 16 07:43:37 PST 2013

Thanks :)

Am 16. Januar 2013 um 16:42 schrieb Richard Bair <richard.bair at>:

Very cool!

On Jan 16, 2013, at 5:48 AM, Hendrik Ebbers <hendrik.ebbers at> wrote:


I created a summary of all approaches about JavaFX platform specific skins I currently know:
Based on this, a prove of concept for an Aqua skin was implemented. Maybe this will be realized in a students thesis. More information can be found in the post.



Am 07. Januar 2013 um 23:18 schrieb Richard Bair <richard.bair at>:

Also, right now we don't have any plan to do platform specific skins, so a 3rd party doing platform specific skins / CSS is highly encouraged!

On Jan 7, 2013, at 2:04 PM, Daniel Zwolenski <zonski at> wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 8:57 AM, Nicolas Lorain <nicolas.lorain at>wrote:
>> Skinning to make apps look like Metro apps is one thing, getting them into
>> the Windows Store is another thing. It eally depends what is the end goal.
> Both :) Skinning we can achieve now, app store will take longer. Doing the
> easy win skinning now will make JFX at least somewhat appealing to early
> JFX+Win8 adopters/trail-blazers, which in turn could lead to better input
> on what works and what doesn't when the official JFX platform decides to
> include it. Similar to the sort of approach Jonathan takes with getting
> people to contribute and play with new controls before they go into the
> official code.
> Pedro has been doing some work on this skinning, which seems like a
> valuable contribution/test-bed for the work that Oracle will eventually
> want to do when it comes to supporting Windows 8 properly. Seems like a
> situation where working with Pedro and supporting him would result in less
> overall work for Oracle in the long run. i.e. leveraging the community
> resources to your advantage.
>> On 1/7/13 1:51 PM, Jim Weaver wrote:
>>> David Qiao (copied) did some skinning as well as navigation work when he
>>> Metro-styled JavaFX Ensemble for his JavaOne "JavaFX meets Metro" session:
>>> https://oracleus.activeevents.**com/connect/sessionDetail.ww?**
>>> SESSION_ID=4996<>
>>> Regards,
>>> Jim Weaver
>>> On 1/7/13 4:45 PM, Daniel Zwolenski wrote:
>>>> I wonder if Pedro's approach of simply "skinning" things to look Metro
>>>> would be a good interim solution. So apps are deployed
>>>> in compatibility mode but look somewhat windows8-like.
>>>> Sounds like Jim already did a little of this. Perhaps there could be some
>>>> collab/sharing with Pedro to support him developing this for the benefit
>>>> of
>>>> all.
>>>> On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 8:37 AM, Richard Bair <richard.bair at>**
>>>> wrote:
>>>> Lately my messages have been ignored on this mailing list by the javafx
>>>>>> team members.
>>>>> Vacation ;-)
>>>>> Long story short -- a port to WinRT would be that -- a full port,
>>>>> considered something different than the windows port (which is in large
>>>>> measure dependent on win32), largely due to limitations (such as JIT),
>>>>> and
>>>>> the fact that it is a completely new stack that will just take time to
>>>>> get
>>>>> to. As Nicolas mentioned, it isn't as high priority as Android and iOS,
>>>>> and
>>>>> we don't have those ports available yet either ;-). So it will be a
>>>>> while
>>>>> before we add it to our roadmap I would guess.

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