Compensator – A code editor and a code dev environment written in JavaFX

If you’ve followed the release of e(fx)clipse 1.2.0 and my latest blogs on this, you might have noticed that we have spent quite some time on components like a styled text editor, a filesystem viewer and other basic stuff one needs to build a code editor application. e(fx)clipse Compensator – a simple code editor The […]

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How to create an editor with syntax highlighting for Java

I see many people at stackoverflow who ask for an editor who does syntax highlighting in their JavaFX applications. As e(fx)clipse runtime has such a control available and the Eclipse Text Framework has all the tokenizing and reconcoling infrastructure I thought it might be a good idea to write up how you can get an […]

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e(fx)clipse 1.2.0 released

Before going into the weekend and work on my EclipseCon stuff I’m happy to announce the 1.2.0 release of e(fx)clipse tooling and runtime. Tooling e(fx)clipse adds JavaFX tooling to your Eclipse IDE and provides: FXML editor including a live preview CSS editor who knows all JavaFX properties and provides auto-complete and validation (and many many […]

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e(fx)clipse 1.2.0 – Helper API to call methods who throw exceptions

Have you ever worked with a library who throws an exceptions but there’s not possible recovery for you and you simply want to move on with a default value or null? I’ve had the “fun” to work with something like this lately and all the exception handling cluttered my code. I’m using the IMarker-API as […]

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e(fx)clipse 1.2.0 – publishing runtime as an R5 bundle repository

In other posts I already outlined that our effort beside creating new features is to make the e(fx)clipse runtime a better citizen of the OSGi community / ecosystem. Starting with 1.2.0 we are not only providing a p2 repository – for people using PDE and Tycho – but also an R5 bundle repository you can […]

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e(fx)clipse 1.2.0 – StyledTextArea improvements

A lot of time has been spent on StyledTextArea and so it has improved a lot. Many many bugs have been fixed one of the most interesting features from an API point of view is most likely support for custom graphic nodes as part of the LineRuler column. This new API allows you to e.g. […]

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e(fx)clipse 1.2.0 – New service to observe a filesystem path

With 1.2.0 the e(fx)clipse core runtime bundle comes with a service who is able to track filesystem modifications. Since Java7 there’s an API to observe filesystem paths and so has the Eclipse Core Resources System which is used inside your Eclipse IDE. The service we created looks like this: and you use it like this: […]

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e(fx)clipse 1.2.0 – RRobot learned to generate declarative services

In my last blog post I described that the way you define themes has changed – pre 1.2.0 you used extension points, now with 1.2.0 you are supposed to use OSGi-Services (preferably through the use of declarative services). I guess most people don’t know that but when they are using one for the project wizards […]

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e(fx)clipse 1.2.0 – Themes are OSGi services

e(fx)clipse 1.2.0 is trying to get a better OSGi citizen and so we try to remove more and more Equinox/Eclipse specific stuff which means that we want to get rid of the Extension Registry in our/your code. In 1.1.0 themes have been defined using the theme extension point org.eclipse.fx.ui.theme where you’ve been able to: Define […]

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EMap – Map your EMF to an SQL-Database

There are various technologies available for mapping EMF-objects to SQL databases, like the probably most established ones in the Eclipse ecosystem (both developed by Martin Taal) Teneo Texo We more than contentendly used these two in quite some projects until we had – at the end of 2013 – to rethink our RCP architecture due […]

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Introducing XGrid – a toolkit agnostic Grid control and component

Today I am happy being able to talk for the first time about a new component we’ve been developing for quite some time. Before going into technical details, I’d like to point out that the development of features currently available has been sponsored by ITBH who agreed to have all sources released under the Apache […]

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JavaFX Filesystem Viewers

JavaFX 8 has 2 controls (=dialogs) to browse the filesystem javafx.stage.DirectoryChooser javafx.stage.FileChooser who create native resource dialogs but if you want to integrate a directory view in your application and/or you want custom features like a file preview those dialogs are of no help. I had just this use case and so I implemented 3 […]

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Displaying and editing large (styled) texts

A reoccuring question in stackoverflow is how to present: Large amounts of editable text Display text paragraphs with words in different colors, sizes, … and optionally make them editable In the following post I’d like to shade some light into this area of JavaFX and propose solutions allowing you to deal with them efficiently using […]

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