TableView slow vertical scrolling with 300+ columns

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at
Sat Jan 25 14:38:44 UTC 2020

I took a quick look and didn't see one that was close enough to this, so 
I think it's worth submitting a new bug report. The closest I found were 
JDK-8166956 [1] and JDK-8185887 [2].

I also would be interested to know whether others have run into this in 
their applications.

-- Kevin


On 1/25/2020 2:10 AM, Nir Lisker wrote:
> Hi Ed,
> Try to search JBS [1] for this issue. If you don't find one, you can submit
> it through, though I suspect this is known.
> I don't know the technicalities of VirtualFlow in TableView, so can't help
> there.
> - Nir
> [1] %3D javafx
> On Sat, Jan 25, 2020 at 3:39 AM Ed Kennard <ed at> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I’m new to the list, so by way of a short introduction, I’ve been working
>> with JavaFX for the last 4 years developing a commodities trading risk
>> management system from the ground up for a software company I co-founded in
>> London.  All our code is written in Scala, the functional style of which is
>> essential for the mathematical heavy lifting needed on the backend, but
>> which also lends itself really well to UI programming and working with
>> JavaFX.  I’m enthusiastic about JavaFX and would love to make a
>> contribution to the project.
>> At the center of our product is an extension of the TableView control
>> that’s responsible for displaying all the output from our pivot reporting
>> engine.  Depending on how the user configures the layout of their pivot
>> reports, sometimes there are a legitimately large number of columns
>> (300+).  When that happens, while the horizontal scrolling remains
>> perfectly smooth, the vertical scrolling degrades to a somewhat juddery
>> state and CPU usage spikes.
>> I found an issue raised about this in 2019 on the old JFX GitHub repo here…
>> …but I’m not sure whether, per Kevin’s suggestion at the bottom, it was
>> ever submitted through the correct channels.  I can confirm that the test
>> code included there by “yososs” on 20th May 2019 perfectly illustrates the
>> problem I’m experiencing.  The same person seems to have a fairly clear
>> theory on what is causing the problem, too - see their follow-up comment on
>> 12 Sept 2019.
>> So, my questions to the list are:
>>    1.  Has anyone seen this issue raised anywhere else?
>>    2.  If yes, has anyone taken a look into it yet, and possibly even found
>> a fix?
>>    3.  If no to both of the above, shall I submit it through the correct
>> channels then have a crack at fixing myself?  Or is the issue likely to be
>> a much deeper and far-reaching one than I’m anticipating?
>> Many thanks
>> Ed

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