NetBeans 6.8 IDE comes with JavaFX Composer

The JavaFX Composer is a plug-in for NetBeans IDE 6.8. It provides:

  • Visual editor for a form-like UI using components in JavaFX 1.2.1 SDK
  • Dynamic design editing based on states
  • Data access to Web Services, databases and local storages
  • Support for JavaFX binding
  • Simple animation editor
  • Multi-screen-size editing


From NetBeans 6.8 IDE, Tools — PlugIns — Available PlugIns, select JavaFX Composer, and click Install and go through the rest of installation wizard.

To use JavaFX Composer, you need to create a new JavaFX project, and use either JavaFX Desktop Business Application or JavaFX Mobile Business Application. You can’t use JavaFX Composer to open previous created JavaFX projects.


Source/Designer views, but the generated code can not be modified in the editor manually. You need to edit it from the designer view properties editor.


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