JavaFX is coming to Eclipse

JavaFX Tooling: e(fx)clipse 0.0.5

Hartmut Schlosser

A new version of the JavaFX tooling for Eclipse is now available.

A new version of the JavaFX tooling for Eclipse is now
available. The new release – e(fx)clipse 0.0.5 – is being developed
by Tom Schindl and provides an editor based on Eclipse 4.x, and
Xtext which offers CSS and JavaFX support.

In the new version CSS compatibility and the JavaFX Packager
Support have now been included meaning, for example, the new
CSS-compliant gradients syntax can be used. Bugs found in the
previous version 0.0.4 have been fixed.

 e(fx)clipse is described in detail in the
developer blog
. Main developer Tom Schindl gives an overview on
the project in the JAXenter-Interview:
Eclipse Tooling for JavaFX Project

e(fx)clipse’s main target is to provide tooling to author JavaFX
2.0 applications using the Eclipse IDE, so that developers
currently using Eclipse as their primary IDE do not have to switch
to e.g. NetBeans to get tooling support when they want to develop
applications using this new UI-Toolkit.


I don’t want e(fx)clipse to stop on the tooling front but also
provide a runtime framework which supports developers writing
medium to big modular JavaFX applications.

The idea is to leverage the runtime platform used by Eclipse 4.1
named “Eclipse 4 Application Platform” to provide such a runtime
layer. I’ve already shown in proof of concept implementations that
the runtime platform used by Eclipse 4.1 can be used by none SWT-UI
applications, so technically it is possible.

Tom Schindl


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Harmut Schlosser is the editor and online coordinator for Software & Support Media’s portals, Windows Developer and PHP Magazin. He is a specialist in Java Enterprise-Technologies, Eclipse & ALM, Android and Business Technology. Before working at S&S Media he studied Music, Information Studies and French anthropology.
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