JavaFX PDF Support

Mark Fortner phidias51 at
Wed May 22 08:04:49 PDT 2013

A few months ago, Jonathan Giles had floated the idea of a PDF component
for JavaFX.  Was an JIRA issue ever created for the idea?  Is the plan to
support a JavaFX-specific component or to use a Swing PDF component in

The reason I ask is that it would be very useful in the life sciences if we
could annotate and render PDFs.  There are some applications like
UtopiaDocs and Mendeley that partially support some of the use cases, but
having a component that we could build open source applications upon would
be extremely useful.  This video gives you some idea of what we'd like to
be able to do with this type of component:


Mark Fortner

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