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README.md

ScalaFX Ensemble

ScalaFX Ensemble provides a gallery of over 60 sample applications illustrating how ScalaFX can be used for creation of user interfaces controls, charts, graphics, media and web views.

ScalaFX Ensemble Application - Demo navigation

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Each example can be executed within the ScalaFX Ensemble application, its source code can be easily seen there too. Example can be saved, from within ScalaFX Ensemble application, as an stand-alone SBT project. IntelliJ IDEA can load SBT projects if you have IntelliJ's Scala plugin installed. SBT projects can be converted to Eclipse projects using sbteclipse plugin.

ScalaFX Ensemble can be used by ScalaFX beginners as a set of examples and by more experienced users as a visual reference. Larger size screenshots and information about changes can be found on the ScalaFX Ensemble Home Page.

This project is inspired by JavaFX Ensemble.

How to run ScalaFX Ensemble

ScalaFX Ensemble can be easily run from the source code, instructions are provided below. In the future, we will also provide an excitable version.

Requirements

To compile and run the project you only need to have:

  • Java JDK 11 or newer
  • SBT 1 or newer
  • ScalaFX Ensemble source code. All missing dependencies, including proper version of Scala and ScalaFX, will be downloaded by SBT.

Alternatively you can download a stand-alone installer from the Releases, see Stand-Alone Application below.

The older version of ScalaFX Ensemble for ScalaFX 8 are on branch SFX-8, ScalaFX 2.2 (Java 1.7) is on branch SFX-2.

Compile and Run using SBT

Once you have Java JDK and SBT installed, you can compile and run ScalaFX Ensemble from command prompt using sbt:

  1. Open command prompt
  2. Change directory to where you saved the ScalaFX Ensemble source code (directory containing this README file).
  3. Type sbt run

When run the very first time, SBT will download all needed dependencies including Scala and ScalaFX.

Saving and Building Individual Examples

ScalaFX Ensemble Application gives you ability to save each example as a separate SBT project. You can then build and run that example.

To save an example as a stand-alone SBT project:

  1. Start ScalaFX Ensemble Application
  2. Select an an example from the panel on the left. For instance "Charts" > "Adv Candle Stick Chart"
  3. Select on "Source" tab above the example
  4. Select "Save SBT Project..." then select empty directory where to save the project

To run the saved example, assuming that you have SBT and JDK installed:

  1. From a command line prompt navigate to the directory you saved the example
  2. At command line type: sbt run. This will download necessary dependencies, build, and run the example.

Compile and Run using Intellij IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA with Scala plugin can import project settings from an SBT configuration. Simply select File > Import Project... and point to location of the ScalaFX Ensemble build.sbt.

Ensemble requires some resources to be generated from the sources to run. To best way to run it is be defining an SBT task in Run Configuration:

  1. Select "Run" > "Edit Configurations"
  2. Clock on "+" and then on "SBT task"
  3. Give it a name "Ensemble"
  4. In "Task" field type "run" and click OK

Stand-Alone Application

Installer for stand-alone version of ScalaFX Ensemble Application are available for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux from the Releases page.

Install4J

Installers are created using Install4J and the sbt-install4j plugin.

Building Installers

To build an installer you need to have Install4J installed.

Use SBT task install4j -m _os_, for instance to create Windows installer:

sbt> install4j -m windows

Note that due to native dependencies in JavaFX distribution you have to build installer on a destination OS. Current SBT setup does not allow for cross-building on different OS. It is technically possible but not currently implemented in this project.

For more information about SBT install4j task see sbt-install4j.

Mailing list

To post questions or send feedback about ScalaFX Ensemble or ScalaFX in general, please use ScalaFX discussion groups:

License

Copyright (c) 2012-2018, ScalaFX Project All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
  • Neither the name of the ScalaFX Project nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SCALAFX PROJECT OR ITS CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

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