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Docking framework for JavaFX platform

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AnchorFX is a gratis and open source library for JavaFX to create graphical interfaces with docking features

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AnchorFX and its source code is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License version 3 and you can make adaptations of this work

Features

  • Stations and sub stations support
  • Dockable and floatable panels
  • Splitter and Tabs containers support
  • CSS styling

Usage

Create a DockStation
DockStation station = AnchorageSystem.createStation();

Once created the station, we can create the panels and hook them to the station

Create a DockNode
Pane myPanel...
DockNode dockNode = AnchorageSystem.createDock("My Title", myPanel);
dockNode.dock(station, DockNode.DOCK_POSITION.CENTER);

A DockNode is the window built around your panel. This window has a title and an icon and it can be defined as:

  • Closeable
  • Resizable
  • Maximizable
  • Floatable

If we want to create a node that can not be closed, we will write

dockNode.closeableProperty().set(false);
Get ower DockNode from content panel

To know the reference of DockNode that contains your panel, implements the DockNodeCreationListener interface in your panel.

class MyPanel extends Pane implements DockNodeCreationListener {

    @Override
    public void onDockNodeCreated(DockNode node) {
         // now you can work with events of your DockNode 
    }

}
Add a DockNode to a Dockstation

To be visible, a node must be associated with a station. To do this procedure, we use the function dock (...) of DockNode

dockNode.dock(station, DockNode.DOCK_POSITION.CENTER);

In this case, the node will be added to the station in a central position. When a station is empty, the location will always be central, otherwise, will be taken the position provided and will be changed the layout

You may also add a node by specifying the percentage of placement of the divider. This percentage is only effective if the position is provided different from the central

dockNode.dock(station, DockNode.DOCK_POSITION.CENTER, 0.8);

Adding a node over another specific node

AnchorFX provides the possibility to add a node in a generic position respect to another node already present in the station. This feature lets you design a custom layout when your application starts

dockNode.dock(otherNode, DockNode.DOCK_POSITION.CENTER);
Create a DockSubStation

A Dock SubStation is a station that also has the functionality of DockNode The nodes that are associated with a DockSubStation can only be moved within the DockSubStation associated.

 DockSubStation subStation = AnchorageSystem.createSubStation(station, "SubStation");
 dockSubNode.dock(subStation, DockNode.DOCK_POSITION.CENTER);

 subStation.dock(station, DockNode.DOCK_POSITION.LEFT,0.7);
Styling with AnchorFX.css

The file AnchorFX.css located within resource, defines a simple default style

.docknode-title-bar {
    -fx-background-color: rgb(100,100,100);
}

.docknode-title-text{
    -fx-text-fill: rgb(255,255,255);
}

.docknode-content-panel{
    -fx-background-color: rgb(100,100,100);
    -fx-padding: 0
}

.docknode-floating-stack-container-panel {
    -fx-background-color: rgb(100,100,100);
    -fx-padding: 4
}

.docknode-split-pane {  
    -fx-padding: 0;  
} 

.docknode-split-pane *.split-pane-divider {  
    -fx-padding: 2;  
    -fx-border-color:transparent;
    -fx-color: darkgray;
} 

.docknode-tab-panel{
    -fx-padding: 0;
}

.docknode-command-button{
    -fx-background-color:transparent;
    -fx-background-radius: 0,0,0;
}

.docknode-command-button:hover{
    -fx-background-color:darkgray;
}

.docknode-command-button:pressed{
    -fx-background-color:darkgray;
}

.docknode-command-button:focused{
    -fx-background-color:transparent;
}

.docknode-command-button-close{
    -fx-background-color:transparent;
    -fx-background-radius: 0,0,0;
}

.docknode-command-button-close:pressed{
    -fx-background-color:red;
}

.docknode-command-button-close:hover{
    -fx-background-color:red;
}

.docknode-command-button-close:focused{
    -fx-background-color:transparent;
} 

.station {
    -fx-background-color: rgb(0,0,0);
    -fx-padding: 0
}

.substation-title-bar {
    -fx-background-color: rgb(0,0,0);
}

.substation-title-text{
    -fx-text-fill: rgb(255,255,255);
}

.dockzone-circle-container-selectors {
    -fx-fill: rgba(0,0,0,0.7);
}

.dockzone-circle-selector {
    -fx-fill: rgba(0,0,0,0.8);
}

.dockzone-rectangle-preview {
    -fx-fill: rgba(63,138,163,0.8);
}

Explore the examples on test package

The examples will use the functionality described

  • AnchorFX_test.java
  • AnchorFX_substations.java
  • AnchorFX_settings.java
  • AnchorFX_events.java
  • AnchorFX_CommonStations.java