My article on Exadel JavaFX Plug-in for Eclipse Features was reposted on Exadel blog. Since then we added JavaFX 1.3 support to our plug-in.
I’m happy to announce that we released Exadel JavaFX Plug-in for Eclipse version 1.3 with support for newest JavaFX 1.3.
Download the plug-in and Eclipse update site: http://exadel.org/javafxplugin.
What’s new in this version: http://exadel.org/javafxplugin-releasenotes
We would love to hear you feedback. Let us know how we can improve the plug-in.
- Version 1.3.0 supports both JavaFX 1.3 and 1.2.x. To switch from one JavaFX version to another go to Window/Preferences/JavaFX/Installed JavaFX Runtimes and check the version you want to use. Restart Eclipse. In the next release, we will make it so you don’t have to restart Eclipse.
- When you create a new JavaFX project for the first time and click to add JavaFX SDK, the Configure button doesn’t do anything. It’s a bug. Before creating a project, go to Window/Preferences/JavaFX/Installed JavaFX Runtime and add JavaFX SDK there.
JavaFX script is a powerful UI language and has JSON-like format. One thing that you might need getting used to is formatting or where and how to indent and place various brackets once you go beyond just a few lines of code. If you are working with Eclipse, the good news is that Exadel JavaFX plug-in now has a code formatting feature. For example, if you typed something like this:
you can then highlight the code in editor (or just the Stage part), right-click and select Format. You will not get this:
Today we released Exadel JavaFX plug-in for Eclipse version 1.2.4. You can see what’s new and what has been fixed in the release notes. We fixed a number of issues that were submitted by a user as well as started to add JavaFX script formatting features. As always, you can follow and provide feedback for next, 1.2.5 release here. Eclipse update site can be found here.
We recently made Eclipse update site available for Exadel JavaFX plug-in for Eclipse. It’s now easier than ever to install the plug-in. Here is what you need to do.
- Download and install Eclipse IDE 3.5.2 for Java EE Developers.
- In Eclipse, go to Help/Install New Software…
- Click Add
- Enter plug-in name, for example: JavaFX plug-in
- For URL, copy and paste the following URL: http://download.exadel.org/javafx_plugin/updates/release/. This is the latest stable release. If you need the latest nightly release, then use this URL: http://download.exadel.org/javafx_plugin/updates/nightly/
- Click OK. You will see a picture that looks like this:
- Select Exadel JavaFX check box, click Next and finish the installation wizard. You will be prompted with a message to restart Eclipse and you will be ready to go after that.
- Create a project based on JavaFX SDK examples or after creating a new JavaFX project, select File/New/JavaFX Script – you will have an option to generate basic scripts
We just released JavaFX plug-in for Eclipse version 1.2.3. This release comes with bug fixing and few minor features. That’s basically our plan for the near future, release often (2 weeks release cycle) with bug fixing and minor features. If there is anything you want us to add, please put it on the forum or project Jira.
With the launch of exadel.org, it’s now very easy to try nightly builds of JavaFX plug-in for Eclipse, and view and submit new bugs. Using Jira (or the forum), you can tell us what features you would like to see in JavaFX plug-in for Eclipse. Our plan is to have a very short release cycle, around 2 weeks. We will fix bugs and add a few minor features each release. Let us know what features you would like to see!