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Features Missing from JavaFX as of 2012

JavaFX is the newest rich client interface toolkit from Oracle. It seems to be receiving heavy promotion and development. It is also bundled with the JDK starting with Java 7 update 2 (7u2).

It is being positioned as a replacement for Swing. In many fundamental ways it is preferable to Swing. This document focuses on the areas it needs to improve to make long-time Swing developers' lives easier.

Missing Features

  • SplitPane lacks collapse/expand affordances. In Swing, JSplitPane has small arrows that allow the panels to be collapsed and expanded. These are missing from JavaFX and require hand-coding.

Last modified on 5 Oct 2012 by AO

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