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Getting Started with JavaFX

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JavaFX is a powerful and modern UI toolkit for Java applications, providing a rich set of features to create interactive and visually appealing graphical user interfaces. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the basics of JavaFX with hands-on examples, helping you build your first JavaFX application.


Before starting, ensure you have the following:

  1. Java Development Kit (JDK) installed (version 8 or higher).
  2. Integrated Development Environment (IDE) such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, or NetBeans.

Example 1: Setting Up a JavaFX Project

  1. Open your IDE and create a new Java project.
  2. Add JavaFX to your project by configuring the module path. For example, in IntelliJ, go to File -> Project Structure -> Project -> Project SDK and select the appropriate JDK version. Then, go to Libraries and add the JavaFX SDK library.

Example 2: Creating a Simple JavaFX Application

Create a new Java class for your main application:

This example creates a basic JavaFX application with a window containing a label.

Example 3: Handling Events in JavaFX

Extend the previous example to include a button and handle button-click events:

This example introduces event handling with a button-click event.


This tutorial covered the basics of JavaFX, including setting up a project, creating a simple application, handling events, and working with UI controls. As you continue exploring JavaFX, you’ll discover more advanced features such as layouts, styles, and animations. The official JavaFX documentation is a valuable resource for further learning and reference.

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