JavaFX 8 Quickstart on Eclipse IDE for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS 32-64bit Linux

January 29th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

JavaFX 8 Quick-Start on Eclipse for Ubuntu Linux



The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Getting-Started with JavaFX 8 Hello-World Example on Latest Eclipse IDE 4.6 Neon for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS i386/amd64 Linux Desktop.

JavaFX is Java’s next-generation graphical user interface (GUI) toolkit that allows developers to rapidly build rich cross-platform applications.

JavaFX is good to build well-designed programming interfaces enabling developers to combine graphics, animation, and UI controls.

To Getting-Started with JavaFX 8 on Ubuntu an Oracle Java Development Kit 8 Installation is Needed on the System.

JavaFX 8 Quick-Start on Eclipse for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS - Featured
  1. Open a Command Line Shell Session
    Ctr+Alt+t
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Getting-Started with JavaFX 8 on Eclipse for Ubuntu Linux - Open Terminal
  2. How-to Install Eclipse for Java Developers on Ubuntu:

    Install Eclipse Java for Ubuntu
  3. Java FX 8 QuickStart on Eclipse for Ubuntu - efxclipse Plugin Installation
  4. How-to Install Eclipse Java FX Enviroment Plugin:

    Eclipse Java FX Plugin Installation
  5. Create a New Java Project

    Ubuntu Java FX 8 Eclipse QuickStart with Hello-World - Create New Java Project
  6. Name it as HelloWorld

    Ubuntu Java FX 8 Eclipse QuickStart with Hello-World - Naming

    Then Click on Finish.

  7. Create a New Java Class

    Right-Click on src on the Package Explorer >> New >> Class

    Ubuntu Java FX 8 Eclipse QuickStart with Hello-World - Create New Java Class
  8. Name it as helloWorld and Check for main Method Creation

    Java FX 8 Eclipse QuickStart with Hello-World on Ubuntu Linux - Naming
  9. Generate a Java FX Window with Hello-World Button

    Enter this Content on the Created Java Class:

    import javafx.application.Application;
    import javafx.event.ActionEvent;
    import javafx.event.EventHandler;
    import javafx.scene.Group;
    import javafx.scene.Scene;
    import javafx.scene.control.Button;
    import javafx.stage.Stage;
    
    public class helloWorld extends Application {
    	
    	public static void main(String[] args) {
    		// TODO Auto-generated method stub
    		Application.launch(args);
    	}
    	
    	@Override
    	public void start(Stage primaryStage) {
    		primaryStage.setTitle("Hello World");
    		Group root = new Group();
    		Scene scene = new Scene(root, 300, 150);
    		Button btn = new Button();
    		btn.setLayoutX(100);
    		btn.setLayoutY(60);
    		btn.setText("Hello World");
    		btn.setOnAction(new EventHandler() {
    			public void handle(ActionEvent event) {
    				System.out.println("Hello World");
    		}
    		});
    	root.getChildren().add(btn);
    	primaryStage.setScene(scene);
    	primaryStage.show(); 
    		
    	}
    
    }
    

    Ctrl+s to Save :)

  10. Save & Run Java FX Hello-World

    QuickStart with Java FX 8 on Eclipse for Ubuntu Linux - Running Java FX Class
  11. Click on the “Hello World” Button
    to Print “Hellow World” greeting on the Eclipse Console.

Ubuntu Eclipse Java FX 8 QuickStart with Hello-World - Console Output

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