Tagging UI control

Robert Krüger krueger at lesspain.de
Tue Sep 9 06:32:58 UTC 2014

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I will probably start playing
around with the TextFlow approach as I have to make another similar
control for variable substitution in a text that needs typing to be
possible in multiple places and I may be able to implement both using
one approach.

On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 11:32 PM, Jonathan Giles
<jonathan.giles at oracle.com> wrote:
> ControlsFX has a CustomTextField component that allows for nodes to be
> placed on the left / right of a normal TextField, without overlapping the
> text. I would probably use that internally along with some custom code to
> render the individual tags in an HBox on the left.
> -- Jonathan
> On 8/09/2014 8:02 p.m., Robert Krüger wrote:
>> Hi,
>> how would one go about implementing (i.e. use which api) a tagging
>> control (e.g. like http://xoxco.com/projects/code/tagsinput/) in JFX
>> or is this already available in an existing extension library?
>> Is this easily done with a bit of text parsing and CSS magic or as
>> fiddely as building a rich text editor or does it even make sense to
>> build this by integrating a web component and using an existing
>> javascript-based solution (which feels a bit odd)?
>> Thanks in advance for any opinions/pointers.
>> Robert

Robert Krüger
Managing Partner
Lesspain GmbH & Co. KG


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