David Grieve david.grieve at
Mon Jan 27 13:36:55 PST 2014

Great idea. You should create an issue on

On Jan 27, 2014, at 3:58 PM, Pedro Duque Vieira <pedro.duquevieira at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I recall having a conversation with a javafx team member and him saying it
> wasn't possible to input an url of an svg image as the background-image of
> a Region.
> If that is the case, I think it would be beneficial to add this feature -
> set the background-image of a region to be an svg file. Right now the
> process is a bit cumbersome: you have to convert an svg file to the svg
> path notation and then insert it into the -fx-shape field. So every time
> you want to change an svg image you have to go through this process, plus
> the fact that you can't see what is the image in the -fx-shape field unless
> you have some super processor inside your brain that can process svg path
> notation :-)
> Also, it would be good if the svg file could be styled via css as you can
> now do with the svg path in the -fx-shape property.
> Thanks, regards,
> -- 
> Pedro Duque Vieira

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