JavaFx + xtend a sensational perfect match

So I couldn’t resist – and just for Chris Aniszczyk ;-) – another blog post on this topic. So I wrapped my head around this builder stuff of xtend and with the sources provided by Sven at github I managed to write a small builder for JavaFX.

Here’s the builder:

and this an resulting example code:

Now the problem is that make a builder for all FXClasses one uses is not really a practical thing but the nice thing is that most of them are Beans so I added a builder method that accepts a class as the first parameter and uses reflection to create an instance.

and even autocompleteing still works in this case:

I pushed the sources to my github repo. Maybe there’s a better solution to the reflection workaround I used but currently this looks quite good.


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