Skip to content
master
Switch branches/tags
Code

JavaFX Gradle Plugin

Simplifies working with JavaFX 11+ for gradle projects.

Gradle Plugin Portal Travis CI BSD-3 license

Getting started

To use the plugin, apply the following two steps:

1. Apply the plugin

Using the plugins DSL:

Groovy

plugins {
    id 'org.openjfx.javafxplugin' version '0.0.10'
}

Kotlin

plugins {
    id("org.openjfx.javafxplugin") version "0.0.10"
}
Alternatively, you can use the buildscript DSL:

Groovy

buildscript {
    repositories {
        maven {
            url "https://plugins.gradle.org/m2/"
        }
    }
    dependencies {
        classpath 'org.openjfx:javafx-plugin:0.0.10'
    }
}
apply plugin: 'org.openjfx.javafxplugin'

Kotlin

buildscript {
    repositories {
        maven {
            setUrl("https://plugins.gradle.org/m2/")
        }
    }
    dependencies {
        classpath("org.openjfx:javafx-plugin:0.0.10")
    }
}
apply(plugin = "org.openjfx.javafxplugin")

2. Specify JavaFX modules

Specify all the JavaFX modules that your project uses:

Groovy

javafx {
    modules = [ 'javafx.controls', 'javafx.fxml' ]
}

Kotlin

javafx {
    modules("javafx.controls", "javafx.fxml")
}

3. Specify JavaFX version

To override the default JavaFX version, a version string can be declared. This will make sure that all the modules belong to this specific version:

Groovy

javafx {
    version = '12'
    modules = [ 'javafx.controls', 'javafx.fxml' ]
}

Kotlin

javafx {
    version = "12"
    modules("javafx.controls", "javafx.fxml")
}

4. Cross-platform projects and libraries

JavaFX modules require native binaries for each platform. The plugin only includes binaries for the platform running the build. By declaring the dependency configuration compileOnly, the native binaries will not be included. You will need to provide those separately during deployment for each target platform.

Groovy

javafx {
    version = '12'
    modules = [ 'javafx.controls', 'javafx.fxml' ]
    configuration = 'compileOnly'
}

Kotlin

javafx {
    version = "12"
    modules("javafx.controls", "javafx.fxml")
    configuration = "compileOnly"
}

5. Using a local JavaFX SDK

By default, JavaFX modules are retrieved from Maven Central. However, a local JavaFX SDK can be used instead, for instance in the case of a custom build of OpenJFX.

Setting a valid path to the local JavaFX SDK will take precedence:

Groovy

javafx {
    sdk = '/path/to/javafx-sdk'
    modules = [ 'javafx.controls', 'javafx.fxml' ]
}

Kotlin

javafx {
    sdk = "/path/to/javafx-sdk"
    modules("javafx.controls", "javafx.fxml")
}