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Table of Contents
About the Authors
About the Technical Reviewers
Chapter 1: Getting a Jump-Start in JavaFX
	A Brief History of JavaFX
	Prepare Your JavaFX Journey
		Required Tools
		JavaFX, the Community
		Use the Official Specifications
		Scenic View
			Packaging and Distribution
	Developing Your First JavaFX Program: Hello Earthrise
		Compiling and Running from the Command Line
		Understanding the Hello Earthrise Program
			What Happened to the Builders?
			The JavaFX Application
			A Stage and a Scene
			Displaying Images
			Displaying Text
			Working with Graphical Nodes as a Group
			Clipping Graphical Areas
			Animating the Text to Make It Scroll Up
		Building and Running the Program with NetBeans
	Developing Your Second JavaFX Program: “More Cowbell!”
		Building and Running the Audio Configuration Program
		The Behavior of the Audio Configuration Program
		Understanding the Audio Configuration Program
			The Magic of Binding
		Colors and Gradients
		The Model Class for the Audio Configuration Example
		Using InvalidationListeners and Lambda Expressions
	Surveying JavaFX Features
Chapter 2: Creating a User Interface in JavaFX
	Programmatic vs. Declarative Creation of the User Interface
	Introduction to Node-Centric UIs
	Setting the Stage
		Understanding the Stage Class
		Using the Stage Class: The StageCoach Example
		Understanding the StageCoach Program
			Obtaining Program Arguments
			Setting the Style of the Stage
			Controlling Whether a Stage Is Resizable
			Making a Stage Full Screen
			Working with the Bounds of the Stage
			Drawing Rounded Rectangles
			Dragging the Stage on the Desktop When a Title Bar Isn’t Available
			Using UI Layout Containers
			Ascertaining Whether the Stage Is in Focus
			Controlling the Z-Order of the Stage
			Closing the Stage and Detecting When It Is Closed
	Making a Scene
		Using the Scene Class: The OnTheScene Example
		Understanding the OnTheScene Program
			Setting the Cursor for the Scene
			Painting the Scene’s Background
			Populating the Scene with Nodes
			Finding a Scene Node by ID
			Accessing the Stage from the Scene
			Inserting a Node into the Scene’s Content Sequence
			CSS Styling the Nodes in a Scene
	Handling Input Events
		Surveying Mouse, Keyboard, Touch, and Gesture Events and Handlers
		Understanding the KeyEvent Class
		Understanding the MouseEvent Class
		Understanding the TouchEvent Class
		Understanding the GestureEvent Class
	Animating Nodes in the Scene
		Using a Timeline for Animation
			The Metronome1 Example
			Understanding the Metronome1 Program
			Understanding the Timeline Class
			Inserting Key Frames into the Timeline
			Controlling and Monitoring the Timeline
		Using the Transition Classes for Animation
			The MetronomeTransition Example
			The Behavior of the MetronomeTransition Program
			Understanding the MetronomeTransition Program
			Using the TranslateTransition Class
			Controlling and Monitoring the Transition
			The MetronomePathTransition Example
			The Behavior of the MetronomePathTransition Program
			Understanding the MetronomePathTransition Program
			Using the PathTransition Class
			Drawing an Ellipse
		The Zen of Node Collision Detection
			Understanding the ZenPong Program
			Using the KeyFrame Action Event Handler
			Using the Node intersects() Method to Detect Collisions
			Dragging a Node
			Giving Keyboard Input Focus to a Node
			Using the onKeyPressed Event Handler
Chapter 3: Properties and Bindings
	Forerunners of JavaFX Binding
	A Motivating Example
	Understanding Key Interfaces and Concepts
		Understanding the Observable Interface
		Understanding the ObservableValue Interface
		Understanding the WritableValue Interface
		Understanding the ReadOnlyProperty Interface
		Understanding the Property Interface
		Understanding the Binding Interface
	Type-Specific Specializations of Key Interfaces
		A Common Theme for Type-Specific Interfaces
		Commonly Used Classes
	Creating Bindings
		Understanding the Bindings Utility Class
		Understanding the Fluent Interface API
	Understanding the JavaFX Beans Convention
		The JavaFX Beans Specification
		Understanding the Eagerly Instantiated Properties Strategy
		Understanding the Lazily Instantiated Properties Strategy
		Using Selection Bindings
	Adapting JavaBeans Properties to JavaFX Properties
		Understanding JavaBeans Properties
		Understanding the JavaFX Property Adapters
Chapter 4: Using Scene Builder to Create a User Interface
	Setting the Stage with FXML
		Creating a User Interface Graphically with JavaFX Scene Builder
		Understanding the FXML File
		Understanding the Controller
		Understanding the FXMLLoader
	Understanding the FXML Loading Facility
		Understanding the FXMLLoader Class
		Understanding the @FXML Annotation
	Exploring the Capabilities of FXML Files
		The Deserialization Power of the FXML Format
		Understanding Default and Static Properties
		Understanding Attribute Resolutions and Bindings
		Using Multiple FXML Files
		Creating Custom Components Using fx:root
		Event Handling Using Scripting or Controller Properties
	Using JavaFX Scene Builder
		Overview of JavaFX Scene Builder
		Understanding the Menu Bar and Items
		Understanding the Library Panel
		Understanding the Document Panel
		Understanding the Content Panel
		Understanding the Inspector Panel
Chapter 5: Collections and Concurrency
	Understanding Observable Collections and Arrays
		Understanding ObservableList
		Handling Change Events in ListChangeListener
		Understanding ObservableMap
		Understanding ObservableSet
		Understanding ObservableArrays
		Using Factory and Utility Methods from FXCollections
	Using the JavaFX Concurrency Framework
		Identifying the Threads in a JavaFX Application
		Fixing Unresponsive UIs
		Understanding the javafx.concurrent Framework
			Understanding the Worker Interface
			Understanding the Task<V> Abstract Class
			Understanding the Service<V> Abstract Class
			Understanding the ScheduledService<V> Abstract Class
	Mixing JavaFX with Other GUI Toolkits
		Embedding JavaFX Scenes in Swing Applications
		Embedding JavaFX Scenes in SWT Applications
		Embedding Swing Components in JavaFX Applications
Chapter 6: Creating Charts in JavaFX
	Structure of the JavaFX Chart API
	Using the JavaFX PieChart
		The Simple Example
		Some Modifications
	Using the XYChart
		Using the ScatterChart
			A Simple Implementation
			Improving the Simple Implementation
		Using the LineChart
		Using the BarChart
		Using the StackedBarChart
		Using the AreaChart
		Using the StackedAreaChart
		Using the BubbleChart
Chapter 7: Connecting to Enterprise Services
	Front-End and Back-End Platforms
	Merging JavaFX and Java Enterprise Modules in the Same Environment
	Using JavaFX to Call Remote (Web) Services
			Setting up the Application
			Using the Stack Exchange API
				JSON Response Format
				XML Response Format
				Asynchronous Processing
				Converting Web Services Data to TableView
		Using External Libraries
			Gluon Connect

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