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NetBeans IDE Support for JavaFX Versions

Note that different versions of NetBeans IDE support different versions of JavaFX:

NetBeans IDE JavaFX Notes
7.3 2.2.4 Starting with Java SE 7 Update 10, JavaFX SDK is cobundled with the JDK for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux x86/x64.
7.4 2.2.40 The minimum supported JDK version for JavaFX 2.2.40 is Java SE 7 Update 40.
8.0 Beta 2.2.45 and 8 EA The minimum supported JDK version for JavaFX 2.2.45 is Java SE 7 Update 45.

The supported JDK version for JavaFX 8 Early Access is Java SE 8 Early Access.

Starting with NetBeans IDE 7.4 no "FX-enabled" Java platform is required to utilize JavaFX support in the IDE.

JavaFX projects can be developed in the IDE if a standard Java platform (JDK 7 Update 10 or newer is strongly recommended) is installed.


JavaFX Documentation Home
Includes an introduction and overview of the JavaFX platform's capabilities, as well as links to the API, the tutorials, and all the download pages.

Setting Up NetBeans IDE with JavaFX 2.2 or greater
JavaFX is now included in the JDK since 1.7 update 6. NetBeans 7.4 and newer activate JavaFX support automatically, enabling you to start developing JavaFX applications in NetBeans IDE with no additional configuration required! You can download the bundle of the latest Java Development Kit (now including JavaFX), and NetBeans IDE on the Java SE download page.

Setting Up NetBeans IDE with JavaFX 2.0
For older versions of NetBeans: How to set up NetBeans IDE so that it utilizes an installation of JavaFX SDK and Runtime.

Getting Started with JavaFX
The JavaFX 2.0 Getting Started tutorial.

Using JavaFX Scene Builder with NetBeans IDE
How to create a new JavaFX FXML project, start Scene Builder from within the IDE, and run Scene Builder sample applications.


JavaFX Support in NetBeans IDE
Shows JavaFX 2.2 support in NetBeans IDE.

Make Your Clients Richer: JavaFX and the NetBeans Platform
Shows how to use JavaFX and NetBeans IDE to enhance the user experience in desktop client applications.


Dealing with Data with JavaFX Visuals and the NetBeans Platform
Tutorial showing how to attach your JavaFX visual to a custom File Type that extends the MultiView element TopComponent API.

Styling a JavaFX Control with CSS
Tutorial showing how to change the look and feel of any JavaFX control using CSS.

Writing a JavaFX PDF Viewer plugin for Netbeans 7.4
Tutorial on developing a JavaFX PDF Viewer plugin as well as exploring the NetBeans platform.

Creating a Date Chooser Control with JavaFX
Example of a simple datepicker built in JavaFX 2.0 on NetBeans IDE.

Interact with the JavaFX Community

We encourage you to use our forums to get more information, and to post your thoughts and suggestions as you evaluate JavaFX. We also encourage you to report any bugs that you find.


JavaFX 1.x

For information about support for the old JavaFX 1.x platform, see the wiki page JavaFX1.3.

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