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Importing scalafx.Includes._ breaks cellFactory creation #236

OndrejSpanel opened this Issue Mar 31, 2016 · 3 comments


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OndrejSpanel commented Mar 31, 2016

Following code does not compile:

import scalafx.application.JFXApp
import scalafx.application.JFXApp.PrimaryStage
import scalafx.collections.ObservableBuffer
import scalafx.scene.Scene
import scalafx.scene.control.TableColumn._
import scalafx.scene.control.{TableColumn, TableView}
import scalafx.scene.control.cell.TextFieldTableCell
import scalafx.Includes._ // does not compile
//import scalafx.util.UtilIncludes.function12jfxCallback // does not compile
//import scalafx.Includes.{function12jfxCallback => _, _} // compiles OK

class Person(name_ : String) {

  val name = new StringProperty(this, "firstName", name_)
object SimpleTableView extends JFXApp {

  val characters = ObservableBuffer[Person](
    new Person("Peggy"),
    new Person("Rocky")

  stage = new PrimaryStage {
    title = "Simple Table View"
    scene = new Scene {
      content = new TableView[Person](characters) {
        columns ++= List(
          new TableColumn[Person, String] {
            text = "First Name"
            cellValueFactory = {}
            cellFactory = _ => new TextFieldTableCell[Person, String]()
            prefWidth = 180

The error is

Error:(34, 27) missing parameter type
cellFactory = _ => new TextFieldTableCell[Person, String]()

As a workaround one can disable import of function12jfxCallback, as indicated in the source comments.

I am not sure what can be done to fix this, but the error was confusing and it was quite hard to identify the exact cause.


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jpsacha commented Mar 31, 2016

Looks that function12jfxCallback is too eager to convert lambdas with anonymous parameter to Callbacks. I think function12jfxCallback should be removed as too generic. Question is how many things (outside ScalaFX source code) depend on it.


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jpsacha commented Apr 1, 2016

To make it clear, it is possible to make the code in the initial post compile correctly be specifying lambdas argument type explicitly:

cell factory = _: TableColumn[Person, String]=> new TextFieldTableCell[Person, String]()

even when import scalafx.Includes._ is used.

@jpsacha jpsacha added this to the 8.0.*-R10 milestone Apr 10, 2016


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jpsacha commented Apr 11, 2016

Removal of function12jfxCallback fixes the issue in Scala 2.10 and 2.11, but in 2.12.0-M4 type parameter has to be specified:

cellFactory = (_: TableColumn[Person, String]) => new TextFieldTableCell[Person, String]()

@jpsacha jpsacha closed this Apr 21, 2016

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